dextranase

noun
dex·​tran·​ase | \ ˈdek-strə-ˌnās How to pronounce dextranase (audio) , -ˌnāz \

Definition of dextranase

: a hydrolase that prevents tooth decay by breaking down dextran and eliminating dental plaque

First Known Use of dextranase

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dextranase was circa 1949

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“Dextranase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dextranase. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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dextranase

noun
dex·​tran·​ase | \ -strə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce dextranase (audio) \

Medical Definition of dextranase

: a hydrolase that prevents tooth decay by breaking down dextran and eliminating plaque

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