dextranase


dex·tran·ase

noun \-strə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of DEXTRANASE

:  a hydrolase that prevents tooth decay by breaking down dextran and eliminating dental plaque

First Known Use of DEXTRANASE

circa 1949

dex·tran·ase

noun \-strə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEXTRANASE

: a hydrolase that prevents tooth decay by breaking down dextran and eliminating plaque

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