alpha hemolysis

noun

: a greenish discoloration and partial hemolysis of the red blood cells immediately surrounding colonies of some streptococci on blood agar plates compare beta hemolysis

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“Alpha hemolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alpha%20hemolysis. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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