Nuclease



[noo-klee-eys, -eyz, nyoo-] /ˈnu kliˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz, ˈnyu-/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of nucleic acids.
/ˈnjuːklɪˌeɪz/
noun
1.
any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse nucleic acids to simple nucleotides

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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