RNA synthetase


noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of RNA in cells infected with RNA viruses, allowing production of copies of the viral RNA.

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Also called replicase, RNA replicase.

Origin of RNA synthetase

First recorded in 1960–65; synthet(ic) + -ase

Words nearby RNA synthetase

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