ribonuclease

noun
ri·​bo·​nu·​cle·​ase | \ ˌrī-bō-ˈnü-klē-ˌās How to pronounce ribonuclease (audio) , -ˈnyü-, -ˌāz \

Definition of ribonuclease

: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of RNA

called also RNase

First Known Use of ribonuclease

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Ribonuclease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ribonuclease. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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ribonuclease

noun
ri·​bo·​nu·​cle·​ase | \ ˌrī-bō-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌās, -ˌāz How to pronounce ribonuclease (audio) \

Medical Definition of ribonuclease

: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of RNA

called also RNase

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