nuclease definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few enzymes, eg endonucleases and exonucleases, that hydrolize nucleic acids.
    • any one of several enzymes effective at cleaving the phosphodiester bonds involving the nucleotide subunits of nucleic acids.
    • A ferment that could result in the cleavage of nucleins. Especially
    • One of several bacteriolytic ferments so-named on account of their capability to consume the nucleoproteids for the bacterial cells.
    • basic term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acid by cleaving chains of nucleotides into smaller products

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