hemolysin

play
noun he·mo·ly·sin \ˌhē-mə-ˈlī-sən\

Definition of hemolysin

  1. :  a substance that causes the dissolution of red blood cells

Origin and Etymology of hemolysin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1900


Medical Dictionary

hemolysin

noun he·mo·ly·sin
variants: or chiefly British

haemolysin

\ˌhē-mə-ˈlīs-ən, hi-ˈmäl-ə-sən\play play

Medical Definition of hemolysin

  1. :  a substance that causes the dissolution of red blood cells—called also hemotoxin; compare hemorrhagin


Learn More about hemolysin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hemolysin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a weapon for destroying ships

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • winning-words-from-spelling-bee
  • Which is the correct spelling of the winning word from 1988?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!