deoxyribonuclease

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noun de·oxy·ri·bo·nu·cle·ase \ (ˌ)dē-ˈäk-si-ˌrī-bō-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌās , -ˌāz \

Definition of deoxyribonuclease

First Known Use of deoxyribonuclease

1946


Medical Dictionary

deoxyribonuclease

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noun de·oxy·ri·bo·nu·cle·ase \ (ˈ)dē-ˈäk-si-ˌrī-bō-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌās, -ˌāz \
variants: also desoxyribonuclease play \(ˈ)des-\

medical Definition of deoxyribonuclease

:an enzyme that hydrolyzes DNA to nucleotides called also DNase

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