helicase

noun

he·​li·​case ˈhel-ə-ˌkās How to pronounce helicase (audio) ˈhē-lə- How to pronounce helicase (audio)
: any of various enzymes that catalyze the unwinding and separation of double-stranded DNA or RNA during its replication

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“Helicase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/helicase. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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