Definitions for "Ribonuclease"
Enzyme that cuts an RNA molecule by hydrolyzing one or more of its phosphodiester bonds.
Any nuclease that cleaves phosphodiester bonds in RNA. All ribonucleases are proteins, with the exception of Ribonuclease P, which is a ribonucleoprotein with ribozyme activity.
(Abbreviation: RNAse) Any enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of RNA.