lysin

noun
ly·​sin | \ ˈlī-sᵊn How to pronounce lysin (audio) \

Definition of lysin

: a substance (such as an antibody) capable of causing lysis

Examples of lysin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The effort that is furthest along, however, relies on a phage enzyme called a lysin rather than on whole phages. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 26 May 2020 Other lysin drugs are in the pipeline at ContraFect and elsewhere. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, 26 May 2020

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First Known Use of lysin

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Lysin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lysin. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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lysin

noun
ly·​sin | \ ˈlīs-ᵊn How to pronounce lysin (audio) \

Medical Definition of lysin

: a substance (as an antibody) capable of causing lysis

More from Merriam-Webster on lysin

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