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dextranase

[dek-struh-neys, -neyz]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. an enzyme that hydrolyzes dextran to smaller oligosaccharides: used in dentifrices to dissolve dental plaque.
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Origin of dextranase

First recorded in 1945–50; dextran + -ase
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dextranase in Medicine

dextranase

(dĕkstrə-nās′, -nāz′)
n.
  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of dextran.
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