RNA polymerase

RNA polymerase

noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme that synthesizes the formation of RNA from a DNA template during transcription.
Also called transcriptase.


Origin:
1960–65

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RNA polymerase n.
A polymerase that catalyzes the synthesis of RNA from a DNA or RNA template.

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RNA polymerase  
A polymerase that catalyzes the synthesis of a complementary strand of RNA from a DNA template, or, in some viruses, from an RNA template.
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