Synonyms

1. nuclease

noun. general term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acid by cleaving chains of nucleotides into smaller units.

Synonyms

  • exonuclease
  • endonuclease

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Example sentences of the word nuclease


1. Noun, singular or mass
They discovered that one of the enzymes, called a “restriction nuclease,” cut DNA at diverse points along the length of the DNA strand.

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