nuclease

noun

nu·​cle·​ase ˈnü-klē-ˌās How to pronounce nuclease (audio)
ˈnyü-,
-ˌāz
: any of various enzymes that promote hydrolysis of nucleic acids

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The company pioneered the zinc finger nuclease gene-editing method. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 The company pioneered the zinc finger nuclease gene-editing method. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 The company pioneered the zinc finger nuclease gene-editing method. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 The company pioneered the zinc finger nuclease gene-editing method. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 The company pioneered the zinc finger nuclease gene-editing method. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 The company pioneered the zinc finger nuclease gene-editing method. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 The company pioneered the zinc finger nuclease gene-editing method. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 The company pioneered the zinc finger nuclease gene-editing method. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nuclease was in 1902

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“Nuclease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuclease. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

nuclease

noun

nu·​cle·​ase ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌās, -ˌāz How to pronounce nuclease (audio)
: any of various enzymes that promote hydrolysis of nucleic acids

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