gyrase

[ jahy-reys, -reyz ]
/ ˈdʒaɪ reɪs, -reɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

a bacterial enzyme that causes supercoiling of DNA.

Origin of gyrase

First recorded in 1976; gyr- + -ase
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