[ en-doh-noo-klee-eys, -eyz, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈnu kliˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz, -ˈnyu- /
Save This Word!
any of a group of enzymes that degrade DNA or RNA molecules by breaking linkages within the polynucleotide chains.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Words nearby endonuclease
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
British Dictionary definitions for endonuclease
/ (ˌɛndəʊˈnjuːklɪˌeɪz) /
an enzyme that is responsible for scission of a nucleic acid chain, the action of which is not confined to the terminal nucleotideCompare exonuclease
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for endonuclease
[ ĕn′dō-nōō′klē-ās′, -āz′ ]
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of phosphodiester bonds between nucleic acids in a DNA molecule or RNA sequence.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.