Recombinase definition

rē-kŏmbə-nās, -nāz
An enzyme that catalyzes the exchange of short pieces of DNA between two long DNA strands, particularly the exchange of homologous regions between the paired maternal and paternal chromosomes.
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An enzyme that catalyzes the exchange of short pieces of DNA between two long DNA strands, particularly the exchange of homologous regions between the paired maternal and paternal chromosomes.
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(biochemistry) Any of several enzymes that mediate recombination of DNA fragments between maternal and paternal chromosomes in prokaryotes.
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Noun

Singular:
recombinase
Plural:
recombinases