[ lahy-sin ]
/ ˈlaɪ sɪn /
noun Immunology, Biochemistry.
an antibody causing the disintegration of erythrocytes or bacterial cells.
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Example sentences from the Web for lysin
By adding another fractional protein, lysin, the rats were made to thrive.
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British Dictionary definitions for lysin
/ (ˈlaɪsɪn) /
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
[ lī′sĭn ]
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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