nucleosidase

noun

nu·​cle·​o·​sid·​ase ˌn(y)ü-klē-ə-ˈsī-ˌdās, -ˌdāz How to pronounce nucleosidase (audio)
1
: an enzyme that promotes the hydrolysis of a nucleoside
2
: a phosphorylase that promotes reversibly the reaction of a nucleoside with phosphate forming a base and a phosphate of ribose or deoxyribose

called also nucleoside phosphorylase

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“Nucleosidase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nucleosidase. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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