[hi-mol-i-sin, hee-muh-lahy-, hem-uh-]
- a substance, as an antibody, that in cooperation with complement causes dissolution of red blood cells.
Origin of hemolysin
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- An agent or a substance, such as an antibody or a bacterial toxin, that causes the destruction of red blood cells, thereby liberating hemoglobin.erythrocytolysin erythrolysin
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