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polymerase

 [pah-lim´er-ās]
an enzyme that catalyzes polymerization.
polymerase chain reaction a rapid technique for in vitro amplification of specific DNA or RNA sequences, allowing small quantities of short sequences to be analyzed without cloning.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·ym·er·ase

(pol-im'ĕr-ās),
General term for any enzyme catalyzing a polymerization, as of nucleotides to polynucleotides, thus belonging to EC class 2, the transferases.
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polymerase

(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.
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POLA1

A gene on chromosome Xp22.1-p21.3 that encodes the catalytic subunit of DNA polymerase that plays a key role in initiating DNA replication.
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pol·ym·er·ase

(pŏ-lim'ĕr-ās)
General term for any enzyme catalyzing a polymerization, as of nucleotides to polynucleotides, thus belonging to EC class 2, the transferases.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

polymerase

Any enzyme that promotes the linkage of a number of similar or identical chemical subunits into repetitive long-chain molecules (polymers), especially of NUCLEOTIDES to form DNA or RNA. Derivation as in POLYMER with the -ase suffix denoting an enzyme.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

polymerase

an enzyme that catalyses the joining of DNA or RNA nucleotides.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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