ribonuclease

noun
ri·bo·nu·cle·ase | \ ˌrī-bō-ˈnü-klē-ˌās , -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

noun
ri·bo·nu·cle·ase | \ ˌrī-bō-ˈn(y)ü-klē-ˌās, -ˌāz \

Medical Definition of ribonuclease 

: an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of RNA

called also RNase

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