DNase

noun
DN·​ase | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌen-ˈās How to pronounce DNase (audio) , -ˈāz, (ˌ)dē-ˈen-ˌās How to pronounce DNase (audio) , -ˌāz \
variants: or less commonly DNAase \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌen-​ˈā-​ˌās How to pronounce DNAase (audio) , -​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

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“DNase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DNase. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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DNase

noun
DN·​ase | \ (ˈ)dē-ˈen-ˌās, -ˌāz How to pronounce DNase (audio) \
variants: also DNAase \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌen-​ˈā-​ˌās, -​ˌāz How to pronounce DNAase (audio) \

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