phosphodiesterase

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phos·pho·di·es·ter·ase

 (fŏs′fō-dī-ĕs′tə-rās′, -rāz′)
n.
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolytic cleavage of phosphodiester bonds and are important in breaking down cyclic AMP, cyclic GMP, and nucleic acids.
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