transcriptase

noun

tran·​scrip·​tase tran-ˈskrip-ˌtās How to pronounce transcriptase (audio)
-ˌtāz

Examples of transcriptase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, college admissions officers may not be familiar with reverse-transcriptase inhibitors or machine-learning algorithms. Evan Mandery, Time, 2 Dec. 2022 The culprits are a class of drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NTRIs). Brandon Keim, WIRED, 6 Apr. 2007

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Word History

Etymology

transcription + -ase

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transcriptase was in 1963

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“Transcriptase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transcriptase. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

transcriptase

noun
tran·​scrip·​tase tran-ˈskrip-ˌtās, -ˌtāz How to pronounce transcriptase (audio)

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