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helicase

[ hel-i-keys, hee-li‐ ]
/ ˈhɛl ɪˌkeɪs, ˈhi lɪ‐ /
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noun Biochemistry.

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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