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streptolysin

[ strep-tuh-lahy-sin ]
/ ˌstrɛp təˈlaɪ sɪn /
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noun Bacteriology.

a type of hemolysin produced by certain species of streptococcus.

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Origin of streptolysin

1900–05; strepto- (representing generic names which begin with this element, as Streptococcus) + (hemo)lysin
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Medical definitions for streptolysin

streptolysin
[ strĕp-tŏlĭ-sĭn, strĕp′tə-līsĭn ]

n.

A hemolysin produced by streptococci.
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