[ dek-struh-neys, -neyz ]
/ ˈdɛk strəˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz /
an enzyme that hydrolyzes dextran to smaller oligosaccharides: used in dentifrices to dissolve dental plaque.
- dextrin 6-alpha-glucosidase,
- dextrin dextranase,
Origin of dextranase
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[ dĕk′strə-nās′, -nāz′ ]
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of dextran.
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