DNase

noun DN·ase \ (ˌ)dē-ˈen-ˌās , -ˌāz \
variants: or less commonly DNAase play \(ˌ)dē-ˌen-ˈā-ˌās, -ˌāz\

Definition of DNase

: an enzyme that hydrolyzes DNA to nucleotides called also deoxyribonuclease

First Known Use of dnase

circa 1956


Medical Dictionary

DNase

noun DN·ase \ (ˈ)dē-ˈen-ˌās, -ˌāz \
variants: also DNAase play \(ˌ)dē-ˌen-ˈā-ˌās, -ˌāz\

medical Definition of DNase


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up DNase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sticky or viscid

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!