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hemorrhagin in Medicine

hemorrhagin

(hĕm′ə-răjĭn, -rājĭn)
n.
  1. Any of a group of toxins found in certain venoms and plant poisons that cause degeneration and lysis of endothelial cells in capillaries and small vessels, thereby producing small hemorrhages in tissues.
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