hemolysin

[hi-mol-i-sin, hee-muh-lahy-, hem-uh-]

Origin of hemolysin

First recorded in 1895–1900; hemo- + lysin
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hemolysin in Medicine

hemolysin

[hĭ-mŏlĭ-sĭn, hē′mə-lī-]
n.
  1. 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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