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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