[hel-i-keys, hee-li‐] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkeɪs, ˈhi lɪ‐/

noun, Biochemistry.
any of the enzymes that use the energy derived from the hydrolysis of nucleoside triphosphates to unwind the double-stranded helical structure of nucleic acids:
RNA and DNA helicases.


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