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restriction enzyme

noun

Definition of RESTRICTION ENZYME

:  any of various enzymes that cleave DNA into fragments at specific sites in the interior of the molecule —called also restriction endonuclease
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First Known Use of RESTRICTION ENZYME

1965
Medical Dictionary

restriction enzyme

noun

Medical Definition of RESTRICTION ENZYME

:  any of various enzymes that cleave DNA into fragments at specific sites in the interior of the molecule and are often used as tools in molecular analysis

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