[ noo-klee-uh-sahy-deys, -deyz, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu kli əˈsaɪ deɪs, -deɪz, ˌnyu- /

noun Biochemistry.

any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleosides.

Origin of nucleosidase

First recorded in 1910–15; nucleoside + -ase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for nucleosidase


[ nōō′klē-ə-sīdās′, -dāz′, -klē-ōsĭ- ]


Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleosides, releasing their purine or pyrimidine base.
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