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helicase

[hel-i-keys, hee-li‐] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkeɪs, ˈhi lɪ‐/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of the enzymes that use the energy derived from the hydrolysis of nucleoside triphosphates to unwind the double-stranded helical structure of nucleic acids:
RNA and DNA helicases.
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