methylase

noun

meth·​yl·​ase ˈme-thə-ˌlās How to pronounce methylase (audio)
-ˌlāz
: an enzyme that catalyzes methylation (as of RNA or DNA)

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of methylase was circa 1952

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“Methylase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylase. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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Medical Definition

methylase

noun

meth·​yl·​ase ˈmeth-ə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce methylase (audio)
: an enzyme (as DNA methyltransferase) that catalyzes methylation (as of RNA or DNA)

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