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DNA polymerase

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noun

any of a class of enzymes involved in the synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid from its deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate precursors.

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Origin of DNA polymerase

First recorded in 1960–65; polymer + -ase
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Scientific definitions for DNA polymerase

DNA polymerase

Any of various enzymes that function in the replication and repair of DNA by catalyzing the linking of nucleotides in a specific order, using single-stranded DNA as a template.
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Cultural definitions for DNA polymerase

DNA polymerase
[ (pol-uh-muh-rays) ]

An enzyme that assembles new DNA by copying an existing strand.

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