methylase


meth·yl·ase

noun \ˈme-thə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Definition of METHYLASE

:  an enzyme that catalyzes methylation (as of RNA or DNA)

First Known Use of METHYLASE

circa 1952

meth·yl·ase

noun \ˈmeth-ə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of METHYLASE

: an enzyme (as DNA methyltransferase) that catalyzes methylation (as of RNA or DNA)

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