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nuclease

[noo-klee-eys, -eyz, nyoo-] /ˈnu kliˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz, ˈnyu-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of nucleic acids.
Origin of nuclease
1900-1905
1900-05; nucle(ic) + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for nuclease

nuclease

/ˈnjuːklɪˌeɪz/
noun
1.
any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse nucleic acids to simple nucleotides
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nuclease in Medicine

nuclease nu·cle·ase (nōō'klē-ās', -āz', nyōō'-)
n.
Any of several enzymes, such as endonuclease and exonuclease, that hydrolize nucleic acids.

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