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transcriptase

[tran-skrip-teys, -teyz] /trænˈskrɪp teɪs, -teɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
Origin
1963
1963; transcript(ion) + -ase
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transcriptase

/trænˈskrɪpteɪz/
noun
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transcriptase in Medicine

transcriptase tran·scrip·tase (trān-skrĭp'tās, -tāz)
n.

  1. A polymerase that catalyzes the formation of RNA from a DNA template in the process of transcription.

  2. Reverse transcriptase.

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