- an antibody causing the disintegration of erythrocytes or bacterial cells.
Origin of lysin
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- any of a group of antibodies or other agents that cause dissolution of cells against which they are directed
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- 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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