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

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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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