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dextranase

[ dek-struh-neys, -neyz ]
/ ˈdɛk strəˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.
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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