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lysin

[ lahy-sin ]
/ ˈlaɪ sɪn /
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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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