cytolysin

[sahy-tol-uh-sin, sahyt-l-ahy-sin]

Origin of cytolysin

First recorded in 1900–05; cytolys(is) + -in1
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British Dictionary definitions for cytolysin

cytolysin

noun
  1. a substance that can partially or completely destroy animal cells
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cytolysin in Medicine

cytolysin

[sī-tŏlĭ-sĭn]
n.
  1. A substance, such as an antibody, capable of dissolving or destroying cells.
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