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transcriptase

[tran-skrip-teys, -teyz]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. RNA polymerase.
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Origin of transcriptase

First recorded in 1963; transcript(ion) + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for transcriptase

transcriptase

noun
  1. See reverse transcriptase
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transcriptase in Medicine

transcriptase

(trăn-skrĭptās, -tāz)
n.
  1. A polymerase that catalyzes the formation of RNA from a DNA template in the process of transcription.
  2. Reverse transcriptase.
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