streptodornase

noun

strep·​to·​dor·​nase ˌstrep-tō-ˈdȯr-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce streptodornase (audio)
: a deoxyribonuclease from hemolytic streptococci that causes hydrolysis of DNA and deoxyribonucleoprotein outside of living cells or in the nuclei of degenerating cells and dissolves pus and that is usually administered in a mixture with streptokinase see varidase

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“Streptodornase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/streptodornase. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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