helicase

noun
he·​li·​case | \ ˈhel-ə-ˌkās How to pronounce helicase (audio) , ˈhē-lə- How to pronounce helicase (audio) \

Medical Definition of helicase

: 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 29 Mar. 2020.

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