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endonuclease

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noun en·do·nu·cle·ase \ˌen-dō-ˈnü-klē-ˌās, -ˌāz, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of endonuclease

  1. :  an enzyme that breaks down a nucleotide chain into two or more shorter chains by cleaving the internal covalent bonds linking nucleotides — compare exonuclease



1962

First Known Use of endonuclease

1962


Medical Dictionary

endonuclease

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noun en·do·nu·cle·ase \-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Medical Definition of endonuclease

  1. :  an enzyme that breaks down a nucleotide chain into two or more shorter chains by cleaving the internal phosphodiester bonds—see restriction endonuclease; compare exonuclease




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