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 (trăn-skrĭp′tās, -tāz)
A polymerase that catalyzes the formation of RNA from a DNA template in the process of transcription.
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(Biochemistry) See reverse transcriptase
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RNA polymerase

an enzyme that synthesizes the formation of RNA from a DNA template during transcription.
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Noun1.transcriptase - the enzyme that copies DNA into RNA
polymerase - an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA
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