Definition of RNase in English:

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RNase

Pronunciation: /ärˈenˌās/ /-ˌāz/

noun

Biochemistry
An enzyme that promotes the breakdown of RNA into oligonucleotides and smaller molecules.
Example sentences
  • We select proteins RNase, SNAse, Barnase, CheY, Im7, and P16, for which, at the experimental conditions studied, the existence of intermediates in the folding process have been observed experimentally.
  • A second possibility to account for false-negative results might be inactivation of the enzyme by RNase.
  • The skin excretes RNase, which cuts up the RNA in RNA-based viruses.

Origin

1950s: from RNA + -ase.

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Syllabification: RNase

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