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hemolysin

[hi-mol-i-sin, hee-muh-lahy-, hem-uh-]
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noun Immunology.
  1. a substance, as an antibody, that in cooperation with complement causes dissolution of red blood cells.
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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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