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helicase

[hel-i-keys, hee-li‐]
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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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