Definition of Exonuclease

1. Noun. A nuclease that releases one nucleotide at a time (serially) beginning at one of a nucleic acid.

Generic synonyms: Nuclease



Definition of Exonuclease

1. Noun. (context: enzyme genetics) Any of a group of enzymes which cleave single nucleotides from the end of a polynucleotide (DNA or RNA) chain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exonuclease

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Exonuclease

1. An enzyme that cleaves nucleotides sequentiallyfrom the free ends of a linear nucleic acid substrate. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exonuclease

exonerate
exonerated
exonerates
exonerating
exoneration
exonerations
exonerative
exonic
exonization
exonizations
exonized
exonormative
exonormatively
exons
exonuclear gene
exonuclease (current term)
exonuclease III
exonuclease lambda
exonuclease vii
exonucleases
exonucleasic
exonucleolytic
exonucleolytically
exonumia
exonumist
exonumists
exonym
exonymic
exonyms
exopathogen

Literary usage of Exonuclease

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1. Designing Nanostructures at the Interface Between Biomedical and Physical by Nas, National Academies (U.S.), Keck Futures Initiative (2005)
"The polymerase and exonuclease reactions are fast, about 10000 bases per minute. The challenge will be to design a detection system that can operate at the ..."

2. An International Perspective on Advancing Technologies And Strategies for by Bgh (2005)
"Other biological systems currently under study in his laboratory include RNA polymerase, exonuclease, and helicase, enzymes that move processively along DNA ..."

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