Meaning of polymerase

pol•y•mer•ase

Pronunciation: (pol'u-mu-rās", -rāz"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. any of several enzymes that catalyze the formation of a long-chain molecule by linking smaller molecular units, as nucleotides with nucleic acids. Cf.
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