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en·do·nu·cle·ase(ĕn′dō-no͞o′klē-ās′, -āz′, -nyo͞o′-)
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of bonds between nucleotides in the interior of a DNA or RNA molecule.
(Biochemistry) an enzyme that is responsible for scission of a nucleic acid chain, the action of which is not confined to the terminal nucleotide. Compare exonuclease
en•do•nu•cle•ase(ˌɛn doʊˈnu kliˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz, -ˈnyu-)
any of a group of enzymes that degrade DNA or RNA molecules by breaking linkages within the polynucleotide chains.
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|Noun||1.||endonuclease - a nuclease that cleaves nucleic acids at interior bonds and so produces fragments of various sizes|
nuclease - general term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acid by cleaving chains of nucleotides into smaller units