transcriptase

[tran-skrip-teys, -teyz]

noun Biochemistry.


Origin of transcriptase

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

transcriptase

noun

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Medicine definitions for transcriptase

transcriptase

[trăn-skrĭptās, -tāz]

n.

A polymerase that catalyzes the formation of RNA from a DNA template in the process of transcription.
Reverse transcriptase.
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