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antitermination

Pronunciation: an′tē-ter-min-ā′shŭn

Definition: A process of bacterial RNA polymerase wherein it is resistant to pause, arrest, or termination signals. It is an important control mechanism in the reproduction of some bacteriophages.

See Also: hesitant, overdrive

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