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RESTRICTION ENZYME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does restriction enzyme mean? 

RESTRICTION ENZYME (noun)
  The noun RESTRICTION ENZYME has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: RESTRICTION ENZYME used as a noun is very rare.


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RESTRICTION ENZYME (noun)


Sense 1restriction enzyme [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

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Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

restriction endonuclease; restriction enzyme; restriction nuclease

Hypernyms ("restriction enzyme" is a kind of...):

endonuclease (a nuclease that cleaves nucleic acids at interior bonds and so produces fragments of various sizes)


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