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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

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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