DNA polymerase
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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DNA polymerase n any of several polymerases that promote replication or repair of DNA usu. using single-stranded DNA as a template

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DNA po·lym·er·ase (pə-limґər-ās) 1. a general term denoting any enzyme catalyzing the template-directed incorporation of deoxyribonucleotides into a DNA chain; see 2. DNA-directed DNA polymerase and RNA-directed DNA polymerase. DNA-directed DNA polymerase.

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