lysin

[ lahy-sin ]
/ ˈlaɪ sɪn /

noun Immunology, Biochemistry.

an antibody causing the disintegration of erythrocytes or bacterial cells.

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Origin of lysin

First recorded in 1895–1900; lys- + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for lysin

lysin
/ (ˈlaɪsɪn) /

noun

any of a group of antibodies or other agents that cause dissolution of cells against which they are directed
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Medical definitions for lysin

lysin
[ līsĭn ]

n.

An antibody that is capable of causing the destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, bacteria, or other cellular elements.
A substance that causes lysis.
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