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hemolysin

[ hi-mol-i-sin, hee-muh-lahy-, hem-uh- ]
/ hɪˈmɒl ɪ sɪn, ˌhi məˈlaɪ-, ˌhɛm ə- /
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noun Immunology.

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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Medical definitions for hemolysin

hemolysin
[ hĭ-mŏlĭ-sĭn, hē′mə-lī- ]

n.

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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