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endonuclease Syllabification: en·do·nu·cle·ase
Pronunciation: /ˌendōˈn(y)o͞oklēˌās/ /-ˌāz/

Definition of endonuclease in English:


An enzyme that cleaves a polynucleotide chain by separating nucleotides other than the two end ones.
Example sentences
  • Total DNA was prepared from leaves of barley after 7 days of germination and restricted with appropriate endonucleases.
  • Let us remember that they are concerned with a DNA endonuclease, so I had some experience dealing with an enzyme that cut nucleic acids.
  • Primers and endonucleases are used in the cloning of the various constructs.
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