Definitions for ribonucleaseˌraɪ boʊˈnu kliˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz, -ˈnyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ri•bo•nu•cle•aseˌraɪ boʊˈnu kliˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz, -ˈnyu-(n.)

  1. any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of RNA.

    Category: Biochemistry

    Ref: Also called RNase, RNAase.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ribonuclease, ribonucleinase, RNase(noun)

    a transferase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid


  1. ribonuclease(Noun)

    Any of a group of enzymes which catalyzes the hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid.


  1. Ribonuclease

    Ribonuclease is a type of nuclease that catalyzes the degradation of RNA into smaller components. Ribonucleases can be divided into endoribonucleases and exoribonucleases, and comprise several sub-classes within the EC 2.7 and 3.1 classes of enzymes.


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