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

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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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