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


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

an inn where caravans rest at night

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

February 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-dog-in-snow-jumping-to-grab-a-heart-shaped-balloon-the-snow-and-heart-balloon-indicate-that-the-month-being-represented-is-april-and-the-dog-is-just-kinda-cute
  • Which is a synonym of sanguine?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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!