DNase

noun
DN·ase | \(ˌ)dē-ˈen-ˌās, -ˌāz\
variants: or less commonly DNAase \(ˌ)dē-ˌen-ˈā-ˌās, -ˌāz \

Definition of DNase 

: an enzyme that hydrolyzes DNA to nucleotides

called also deoxyribonuclease

First Known Use of DNase

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about DNase

Statistics for DNase

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for DNase

The first known use of DNase was circa 1956

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for DNase

DNase

noun
DN·ase | \(ˈ)dē-ˈen-ˌās, -ˌāz \
variants: also DNAase \(ˌ)dē-ˌen-ˈā-ˌās, -ˌāz \

Medical Definition of DNase 

Comments on DNase

What made you want to look up DNase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!