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cytolysin

[ sahy-tol-uh-sin, sahyt-l-ahy-sin ]
/ saɪˈtɒl ə sɪn, ˌsaɪt lˈaɪ sɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
any substance that produces cytolysis.
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Origin of cytolysin

First recorded in 1900–05; cytolys(is) + -in1
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How to use cytolysin in a sentence

  • The latter term is the one generally used and there is said to be present in the blood a specific cytolysin.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey

British Dictionary definitions for cytolysin

cytolysin
/ (saɪˈtɒlɪsɪn) /

noun
a substance that can partially or completely destroy animal cells
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for cytolysin

cytolysin
[ sī-tŏlĭ-sĭn ]

n.
A substance, such as an antibody, capable of dissolving or destroying cells.
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