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[dek-struh-neys, -neyz] /ˈdɛk strəˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz/
noun, Biochemistry
an enzyme that hydrolyzes dextran to smaller oligosaccharides: used in dentifrices to dissolve dental plaque.
Origin of dextranase
1945-50; dextran + -ase Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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dextranase in Medicine

dextranase dex·tran·ase (děk'strə-nās', -nāz')
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of dextran.

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