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ribonuclease

[rahy-boh-noo-klee-eys, -eyz, -nyoo-]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of RNA.
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Origin of ribonuclease

First recorded in 1940–45; ribonucle(ic acid) + -ase
Also called RNase, RNAase.
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British Dictionary definitions for ribonuclease

ribonuclease

noun
  1. any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of RNA
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Word Origin

C20: from ribonucle (ic acid) + -ase
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ribonuclease in Medicine

ribonuclease

(rī′bō-nōōklē-ās′, -āz′)
n.
  1. Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of RNA.RNase
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