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DNA primase[¦dē¦en¦ā ′prī‚mās]
(cell and molecular biology)
An enzyme involved in the initiation of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication that catalyzes the polymerization of short ribonucleic acid (RNA) primers on the template DNA.
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