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pol·y·mer·ase

 (pə-lĭm′ə-rās′, -rāz′, pŏl′ə-mə-)
n.
Any of various enzymes, such as DNA polymerase, RNA polymerase, or reverse transcriptase, that catalyze the formation of polynucleotides of DNA or RNA using an existing strand of DNA or RNA as a template.

polymerase

(pəˈlɪməreɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) any enzyme that catalyses the synthesis of a polymer, esp the synthesis of DNA or RNA

pol•y•mer•ase

(ˈpɒl ə məˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz)

n.
any of several enzymes that catalyze the formation of a long-chain molecule by linking smaller molecular units.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.polymerase - an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
DNA polymerase - the enzyme responsible for DNA replication
RNA polymerase, transcriptase - the enzyme that copies DNA into RNA
reverse transcriptase - a polymerase that catalyzes the formation of DNA using RNA as a template; found especially in retroviruses
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