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n. - An enzyme in eukaryotic cells that can add segments of DNA that occur at the ends of chromosomes after they divide.

Usage examples (36)
  • I was working with an enzyme called telomerase, which is found only in cancer cells.
  • We know that telomerase is the enzyme that is needed to put the repeats on.
  • The mice involved in the study were given an enzyme called telomerase, 4-OHT, to reactivate the telomeres in the body.
  • But there's an enzyme called telomerase that reverses this process; it's one of the reasons cancer cells live so long. for more
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