telomerase

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te·lom·er·ase

 (tə-lŏm′ə-rās′, -rāz′)
n.
An enzyme that is found in the telomeres of chromosomes in germ cells, stem cells, and most cancer cells and that preserves the length of telomeres across cell divisions.

telomerase

(tɛˈlɒməˌreɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) an enzyme that is involved in the formation and repair of telomeres, so that chromosomes are not shortened during cell division

te•lom•er•ase

(təˈlɒm əˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz)
n.
an enzyme, active chiefly in tumors and reproductive cells, that causes telomeres to lengthen: facilitates cell division and may account for the immortality of cancer cells.
[telomere + -ase]
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Noun1.telomerase - an enzyme in eukaryotic cells that can add telomeres to the ends of chromosomes after they divide
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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télomérase