Definition of photolyase in English:

photolyase

noun

Biochemistry
  • A photoreactivating enzyme which, under the influence of light, catalyses the separation of pyrimidine dimers formed in DNA by the action of ultraviolet irradiation.

Origin

1970s. From photo- + ly- + -ase.

Pronunciation

photolyase

/ˌfəʊtəʊˈlʌɪeɪz/