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ribonuclease

[rahy-boh-noo-klee-eys, -eyz, -nyoo-] /ˌraɪ boʊˈnu kliˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz, -ˈnyu-/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of RNA.
Also called RNase, RNAase.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; ribonucle(ic acid) + -ase
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ribonuclease

/ˌraɪbəʊˈnjuːkliːˌeɪs; -ˌeɪz/
noun
1.
any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of RNA
Word Origin
C20: from ribonucle(ic acid) + -ase
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ribonuclease in Medicine

ribonuclease ri·bo·nu·cle·ase (rī'bō-nōō'klē-ās', -āz', -nyōō'-)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of RNA. Also called RNase.

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