dextranase

noun
dex·tran·ase | \-strə-ˌnās, -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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dextranase

noun
dex·tran·ase | \-strə-ˌnās, -ˌnāz \

Medical Definition of dextranase 

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

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