lysin

noun ly·sin \ ˈlī-sᵊn \

Definition of lysin

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

First Known Use of lysin

1900

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

lysin

noun ly·sin \ ˈlīs-ᵊn \

medical Definition of lysin

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

Learn More about lysin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lysin? 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

subject to rapid or unexpected change

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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!