autolysin

[awt-l-ahy-sin, aw-tol-uh-]

Origin of autolysin

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

autolysin

noun
  1. any agent that produces autolysis
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autolysin in Medicine

autolysin

[ô-tŏlĭ-sĭn, ô′tə-līsĭn]
n.
  1. 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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