Definition of DNase in English:

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DNase

Pronunciation: /ˌdēˈenˌās/ /-ˌāz/

noun

Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of DNA into oligonucleotides and smaller molecules. Also called deoxyribonuclease.
Example sentences
  • We believe that it is because of specific digestion of the NA molecules by DNase and RNase.
  • The combination of streptokinase and streptococcal DNase produces marked reductions in viscosity, and these can only be attributed to the presence of the streptodornase.
  • Both unswollen and swollen nuclei could be further enlarged with the addition of DNase and RNase.

Origin

1940s: from DNA + -ase.

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