cytolysin

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noun cy·to·ly·sin \ˌsī-tə-ˈlī-sən\

Definition of cytolysin

  1. :  a substance (as an antibody that lyses bacteria) producing cytolysis

Origin and Etymology of cytolysin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1903


Medical Dictionary

cytolysin

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noun cy·to·ly·sin \ˌsīt-əl-ˈīs-ən\

Medical Definition of cytolysin

  1. :  a substance (as an antibody that lyses bacteria) producing cytolysis


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