Definition of Polymerase

1. Noun. An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA.

Generic synonyms: Enzyme
Specialized synonyms: Dna Polymerase, Rna Polymerase, Transcriptase, Reverse Transcriptase



Definition of Polymerase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any of various enzymes that catalyze the formation of polymers of DNA or RNA using an existing strand of DNA or RNA as a template. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polymerase

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Polymerase

1. Enzymes that catalyse the synthesis of nucleic acids on preexisting nucleic acid templates, assembling RNA from ribonucleotides or DNA from deoxyribonucleotides. (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polymerase

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polymaths
polymathy
polymatroid
polymatroidal
polymatroids
polymazia
polymegethism
polymeniscous
polymenophorea
polymer
polymer fume fever
polymerase (current term)
polymerase a
polymerase alpha
polymerase b
polymerase beta
polymerase chain reaction
polymerase g
polymerase gamma
polymerases
polymercaptan
polymeria
polymeric
polymeric amide
polymeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate
polymerically

Literary usage of Polymerase

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The activity of two regulatory en- in DNA synthesis, thymidine kinase NA polymerase (9), was found to be d in zinc deficient rats (7, 8). ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"6 April 1970 • DNA polymerase Activities Associated with Smooth Membranes and Ribosomes from Rat Liver and Hepatoma Cytoplasm Abstract Deoxyribonucleic acid ..."

3. Application of Pcr Technology to Plant Breeding by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"DE: MAIZE; SOYBEANS; ISOZYMES; RFLP; polymerase-CHAIN-REACTION; GERM-PLASM; DATA-BASES; MULTIV ARI ATE-ANALYSIS; MOLECULAR-BIOLOGY; PLANT-GENETICS; ..."

4. Postconviction DNA Testing: Recommendations for Handling Requests by Janet (FWD) Reno (2000)
"polymerase Chain Reaction Testing—Nuclear DNA PCR testing of nuclear DNA was developed by Dr. Kary Mullis at Cetus Corporation in 1984 and has rapidly ..."

5. Forest Tree Seed: For Germplasm Conservationby J. R. Sutherland, Marlene Diekmann, P. Berjak by J. R. Sutherland, Marlene Diekmann, P. Berjak (2002)
"10.2 Immunocapture-reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (IC-RT-PCR) See Biittner et al. (1996) and Werner et al. (1997). ..."

6. Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars, National Research Council (U.S.). Space Studies Board, National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006)
"BOX 6.1 The polymerase Chain Reaction Before a cell can divide, it must make an identical copy of all of the genetic information encoded within its DNA. ..."

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