replicase rep·li·case (rěp’lĭ-kās’, -kāz’)
An enzyme that promotes the synthesis of a complementary RNA molecule from an RNA template.
adjective 1. Also, replicated. folded; bent back on itself. verb (used with object), replicated, replicating. 2. to bend or fold back: a replicated leaf. 3. to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce, especially for experimental purposes. verb (used without object), replicated, replicating. 4. to undergo replication. noun 5. something that is replicated, as an experiment or procedure. […]
noun 1. a reply; answer. 2. a reply to an answer. 3. Law. the reply of the plaintiff or complainant to the defendant’s plea or answer. 4. reverberation; echo. 5. a copy. 6. the act or process of replicating, especially for experimental purposes. 7. Genetics. the process by which double-stranded DNA makes copies of itself, […]
adjective 1. characterized by or capable of replication, especially of an experiment.
replicator rep·li·ca·tor (rěp’lĭ-kā’tər) n. The site on a bacterial genome where replication begins. Any construct that acts to produce copies of itself; this could be a living organism, an idea (see meme), a program (see quine, worm, wabbit, fork bomb, and virus), a pattern in a cellular automaton (see life), or (speculatively) a robot or […]