telomerase etymology

English word telomerase comes from English telomere, English -ase (Used to form the names of enzymes.)

Detailed word origin of telomerase

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
telomere English (eng) (genetics) Either of the sequences of DNA at each end of a eukaryotic chromosome.
-ase English (eng) Used to form the names of enzymes.
telomerase English (eng) (enzyme, genetics) An enzyme in eukaryotic cells that adds a specific sequence of DNA to the telomeres of chromosomes after they divide; gives the chromosomes stability over time.

Words with the same origin as telomerase

Descendants of telomere
telomeric
Descendants of -ase
agarase aldoketomutase allantoinase amidohydrolase aminomutase aspartase cellulase chitosanase chloroperoxidase dihydrolase dinitrogenase elongase flippase galactanase ginsenosidase hexosaminidase homocysteinase keratanase myrosinase permease protease pseudoprotease tannase uricase