ribozyme definition by Webster's New World
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a molecule of RNA that acts as an enzyme, used in genetic research and gene therapy
ribozyme definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An RNA segment that has the ability to catalyze the cleavage and formation of covalent bonds in RNA strands at specific sites.
Origin: ribo(nucleic acid) + (en)zyme.
ribozyme - Medical Definition
A strand of RNA that attaches to specific sites on other RNA strands and lyses the strands.