Nuclease meaning

no͝oklē-ās, -āz, nyo͝o-
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Any of several enzymes, such as endonucleases and exonucleases, that hydrolize nucleic acids.
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Any of various enzymes that speed up the hydrolysis of nucleic acids.
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Any of several enzymes, including the endonucleases and the exonucleases, that hydrolyze bonds between nucleotides in nucleic acids.
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(biochemistry) Any of several enzymes capable of cleaving the phosphodiester bonds between the nucleotide subunits of nucleic acids.
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