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DNA polymerase

noun
  1. 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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dna polymerase in Science

DNA polymerase

  1. 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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dna polymerase in Culture

DNA polymerase

[(pol-uh-muh-rays)]

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

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