1. polymerase

noun. ['ˈpɑːˌlɪmɝˌeɪs'] an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA.


  • transcriptase
  • reverse transcriptase
  • enzyme
  • DNA polymerase

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How do you pronounce polymerase?

Pronounce polymerase as ˈpɑˌlɪmərˌeɪs.

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Example sentences of the word polymerase

1. Noun, singular or mass
Then, it moves along the strand to reach the RNA polymerase in the transcription bubble.

2. Verb, base form
Transcription starts when the DNA unwinds and RNA polymerase binds to a promoter.