hemolysin

noun
he·​mo·​ly·​sin | \ ˌhē-mə-ˈlī-sᵊn How to pronounce hemolysin (audio) \

Definition of hemolysin

: a substance that causes the dissolution of red blood cells

First Known Use of hemolysin

1900, in the meaning defined above

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hemolysin

noun
he·​mo·​ly·​sin
variants: or chiefly British haemolysin \ ˌhē-​mə-​ˈlīs-​ᵊn How to pronounce haemolysin (audio) , hi-​ˈmäl-​ə-​sən How to pronounce haemolysin (audio) \

Medical Definition of hemolysin

: a substance that causes the dissolution of red blood cells

called also hemotoxin

— compare hemorrhagin

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