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gyrase

[jahy-reys, -reyz] /ˈdʒaɪ reɪs, -reɪz/
noun, Biochemistry.
1.
a bacterial enzyme that causes supercoiling of DNA.
Origin of gyrase
1976
First recorded in 1976; gyr- + -ase
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