[ strep-tuh-lahy-sin ]
/ ˌstrɛp təˈlaɪ sɪn /

noun Bacteriology.

a type of hemolysin produced by certain species of streptococcus.

Origin of streptolysin

1900–05; strepto- (representing generic names which begin with this element, as Streptococcus) + (hemo)lysin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for streptolysin


[ strĕp-tŏlĭ-sĭn, strĕp′tə-līsĭn ]


A hemolysin produced by streptococci.
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