autolysin

[ awt-l-ahy-sin, aw-tol-uh- ]
/ ˌɔt lˈaɪ sɪn, ɔˈtɒl ə- /

noun

any agent producing autolysis.

Origin of autolysin

First recorded in 1960–65; autolys(is) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for autolysin

autolysin
/ (ˌɔːtəˈlaɪsɪn, ɔːˈtɒlɪ-) /

noun

any agent that produces autolysis
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Medicine definitions for autolysin

autolysin
[ ô-tŏlĭ-sĭn, ô′tə-līsĭn ]

n.

A substance, such as an enzyme, that is capable of destroying the cells or tissues of an organism within which it is produced.autocytolysin
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