replicase

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rep·li·case

(rep'li-kās),
1. Descriptive term for RNA-directed RNA polymerase associated with replication of RNA viruses.
2. An enzyme that replicates nucleic acids.

replicase

/rep·li·case/ (rep´lĭ-kās)
1. a polymerase synthesizing RNA from an RNA template.
2. more generically, any enzyme that replicates nucleic acids, i.e., a DNA or RNA polymerase.

replicase

(rĕp′lĭ-kās′, -kāz′)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of an RNA molecule from an RNA template (as in a virus) or a DNA molecule from a DNA template.

rep·li·case

(rep'li-kās)
Descriptive term for RNA-directed RNA polymerase (EC 2.7.7.48) associated with replication of RNA viruses.

replicase

or

RNA synthetase

an RNA-dependent RNA POLYMERASE ENZYME produced by some RNA VIRUSES for replication of the RNA genome.
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