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Medical Term:

phosphodiesterases

Pronunciation: fos'fo-di-es'ter-as'ez

Definition: Enzymes cleaving bonds in phosphodiesters, such as those in cAMP or between nucleotides in nucleic acids, liberating smaller polynucleotide or oligonucleotide units or mononucleotides but not orthophosphate.

Synonym(s): phosphodiester hydrolases

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