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restriction enzyme

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of DNA at specific sites to produce discrete fragments, used especially in genetic engineering. Also called restriction endonuclease.

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  • n. An endonuclease that catalyzes double-strand cleavage of DNA containing a specific sequence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the enzymes that cut nucleic acid at specific restriction sites and produce restriction fragments; obtained from bacteria (where they cripple viral invaders); used in recombinant DNA technology

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