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RNA synthetase

noun, Biochemistry
1.
an enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of RNA in cells infected with RNA viruses, allowing production of copies of the viral RNA.
Also called replicase, RNA replicase.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; synthet(ic) + -ase
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