lysin

[lahy-sin]

Origin of lysin

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

lysin

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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lysin in Medicine

lysin

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