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Definition of DNA polymerase

DNA polymerase: An enzyme that catalyzes (speeds) the polymerization of DNA. DNA polymerase uses preexisting nucleic acid templates and assembles the DNA from deoxyribonucleotides.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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