HyperDic: reverse_transcriptase

English > 1 sense of the expression reverse transcriptase:
NOUNsubstancereverse transcriptasea polymerase that catalyzes the formation of DNA using RNA as a template
English > reverse transcriptase: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA polymerase that catalyzes the formation of DNA using RNA as a template; found especially in retroviruses.
BroaderpolymeraseAn enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA
Spanishretrotranscriptasa, transcriptasa inversa
Catalantranscriptasa inversa

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