hemolysin unit

n.

The smallest quantity of inactivated immune serum that will sensitize a suspension of red blood cells so that complement will cause complete hemolysis.

Nearby words

  1. hemoid,
  2. hemolith,
  3. hemolymph,
  4. hemolysate,
  5. hemolysin,
  6. hemolysinogen,
  7. hemolysis,
  8. hemolytic,
  9. hemolytic anemia,
  10. hemolytic disease of newborn


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