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[strep-toh-dawr-neys, -neyz]
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noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. a deoxyribonuclease, obtained from hemolytic streptococci, used in medicine for decomposing blood clots and fibrinous and purulent matter.
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Origin of streptodornase

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streptodornase in Medicine


(strĕp′tō-dôrnās, -nāz)
  1. An enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci that is used medicinally, often in combination with streptokinase, to dissolve purulent or fibrinous secretions from infections.
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