dextranase

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

noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that hydrolyzes dextran to smaller oligosaccharides: used in dentifrices to dissolve dental plaque.

Nearby words

  1. dextrad,
  2. dextral,
  3. dextrality,
  4. dextrally,
  5. dextran,
  6. dextrase,
  7. dextrin,
  8. dextrin 6-alpha-glucosidase,
  9. dextrin dextranase,
  10. dextrinase

Origin of dextranase

First recorded in 1945–50; dextran + -ase

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Medicine definitions for dextranase

dextranase

[ dĕkstrə-nās′, -nāz′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of dextran.

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