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lysin

[ lahy-sin ]

noun

, Immunology, Biochemistry.
  1. an antibody causing the disintegration of erythrocytes or bacterial cells.


lysin

/ ˈlaɪsɪn /

noun

  1. any of a group of antibodies or other agents that cause dissolution of cells against which they are directed


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lysin1

First recorded in 1895–1900; lys- + -in 2
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Example Sentences

By adding another fractional protein, lysin, the rats were made to thrive.

Of more interest physiologically, are the recently discovered nitrogenous bases lysin and lysatinin, or lysatin.

The difference is often greater when using weaker solutions than when using stronger dilutions of lysin.

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