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|Noun||1.||restriction nuclease - any of the enzymes that cut nucleic acid at specific restriction sites and produce restriction fragments; obtained from bacteria (where they cripple viral invaders); used in recombinant DNA technology|
endonuclease - a nuclease that cleaves nucleic acids at interior bonds and so produces fragments of various sizes
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