heterolysin

noun

het·​ero·​ly·​sin ˌhet-ə-rō-ˈlīs-ᵊn How to pronounce heterolysin (audio)
: a hemolysin that is formed in one organism in response to the introduction of the blood of an organism of a different species and has a specific hemolytic action on the blood cells of the introduced kind

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“Heterolysin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/heterolysin. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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