terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase --> DNA nucleotidylexotransferase
(Science: enzyme) A non-template-directed dNA polymerase normally found in vertebrate thymus and bone marrow. It catalyses the elongation of oligo- or polydeoxynucleotide chains and is widely used as a tool in the differential diagnosis of acute leukaemias in man.
Chemical name: Nucleoside-triphosphate:DNA deoxynucleotidylexotransferase
Registry number: EC 220.127.116.11