from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several enzymes, such as endonucleases and exonucleases, that hydrolize nucleic acids.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several enzymes capable of cleaving the phosphodiester bonds between the nucleotide subunits of nucleic acids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ferment which can cause the cleavage of nucleins. Specifically
- n. One of several bacteriolytic ferments so-named on account of their ability to digest the nucleoproteids of the bacterial cells.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. general term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acid by cleaving chains of nucleotides into smaller units
Sorry, no etymologies found.