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Definition of Polymerase, DNA

Polymerase, DNA: 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: 3/30/2012

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