endonucleolytic

adjective

en·​do·​nu·​cleo·​lyt·​ic ˌen-dō-ˌnü-klē-ō-ˈli-tik How to pronounce endonucleolytic (audio)
-ˌnyü-
: cleaving a nucleotide chain into two parts at an internal point
endonucleolytic nicks

Word History

Etymology

end- + nucleo- + -lytic

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of endonucleolytic was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Endonucleolytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endonucleolytic. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

endonucleolytic

adjective

en·​do·​nu·​cleo·​lyt·​ic -ˌn(y)ü-klē-ō-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce endonucleolytic (audio)
: cleaving a nucleotide chain into two parts at an internal point
endonucleolytic nicks
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