gyrase


gyr·ase

noun \ˈjī-ˌrās\

Definition of GYRASE

:  a bacterial enzyme that catalyzes the breaking and rejoining of bonds linking adjacent nucleotides in circular DNA to generate supercoiled DNA helices

Origin of GYRASE

gyr- + -ase
First Known Use: 1976

gy·rase

noun \ˈjī-ˌrās, -ˌrāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GYRASE

: a bacterial enzyme that catalyzes the breaking and rejoining of bonds linking adjacent nucleotides in circular DNA to generate supercoiled DNA helices

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