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

Definition of lysin

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Other lysin drugs are in the pipeline at ContraFect and elsewhere. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "The Virtuous Side of Viruses," 26 May 2020

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First Known Use of lysin

1900, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2020

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“Lysin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of lysin

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

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