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autolysin

[awt-l-ahy-sin, aw-tol-uh-] /ˌɔt lˈaɪ sɪn, ɔˈtɒl ə-/
noun
1.
any agent producing autolysis.
Origin of autolysin
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; autolys(is) + -in2
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autolysin

/ˌɔːtəˈlaɪsɪn; ɔːˈtɒlɪ-/
noun
1.
any agent that produces autolysis
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autolysin in Medicine

autolysin au·tol·y·sin (ô-tŏl'ĭ-sĭn, ô'tə-lī'sĭn)
n.
A substance, such as an enzyme, that is capable of destroying the cells or tissues of an organism within which it is produced. Also called autocytolysin.

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