GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Biochemistry, Genetics) an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of DNA from deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates. Cells contain several types of DNA polymerase, some of which are required for replication of DNA, and are indispensable for multipliation and division of cells.
- n. the enzyme responsible for DNA replication
“Proteins, named DNA polymerase (I’ll call it DNA-P), enter the DNA double helix, unravel a portion of the helix, separate the strands, and then move nucleotide by nucleotide along each of the two now-separated chromatin (DNA) fibers.”
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