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phosphodiesterase phos·pho·di·es·ter·ase (fŏs’fō-dī-ěs’tə-rās’, -rāz’)
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the cleaving of phosphodiester bonds, such as those between nucleotides in nucleic acids, to produce smaller nucleotide units or mononucleotides but not inorganic phosphate.


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