methylase

noun
meth·​yl·​ase | \ˈme-thə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz\

Definition of methylase 

: an enzyme that catalyzes methylation (as of RNA or DNA)

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circa 1952, in the meaning defined above

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methylase

noun
meth·​yl·​ase | \ˈmeth-ə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz \

Medical Definition of methylase 

: an enzyme (as DNA methyltransferase) that catalyzes methylation (as of RNA or DNA)

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