Meaning of helicase in English:

helicase

noun

mass nounBiochemistry
  • An enzyme that brings about the separation of DNA or RNA strands to enable replication and other processes.

Pronunciation

helicase

/ˈhiːlɪkeɪz/ /ˈhɛlɪkeɪz/

Origin

1970s blend of helical and -ase.