dextranase

[dek-struh-neys, -neyz]
noun Biochemistry.
an enzyme that hydrolyzes dextran to smaller oligosaccharides: used in dentifrices to dissolve dental plaque.

Origin:
1945–50; dextran + -ase

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

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