transcriptase

noun
tran·​scrip·​tase | \tran-ˈskrip-ˌtās, -ˌtāz\

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The culprits are a class of drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NTRIs). Brandon Keim, WIRED, "Anti-HIV Drugs May Damage Infant Genes," 6 Apr. 2007

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First Known Use of transcriptase

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for transcriptase

transcription + -ase

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transcriptase

noun
tran·​scrip·​tase | \tran-ˈskrip-ˌtās, -ˌtāz \

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