Definition of deoxyribonuclease in English:

deoxyribonuclease

noun

Biochemistry
  • another term for DNase
    • ‘Then a company separated the gene for human deoxyribonuclease, which chops up the protein but does not cause allergic reactions.’
    • ‘Deoxyribonuclease, or recombinant human deoxyribonuclease 1 (rhDNase or DNase), is an experimental drug used to treat cystic fibrosis, an inherited lung disease.’
    • ‘For characterization of the damage process, the plant material was analysed for total chlorophyll and for the enzyme activity of deoxyribonuclease in three replicates as described previously.’

Pronunciation

deoxyribonuclease

/diːˌɒksɪrʌɪbəʊˈnjuːklɪeɪz/