autolysin

autolysin

[awt-l-ahy-sin, aw-tol-uh-]
noun
any agent producing autolysis.

Origin:
1960–65; autolys(is) + -in2

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autolysin (ˌɔːtəˈlaɪsɪn, ɔːˈtɒlɪ-)
 
n
any agent that produces autolysis

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autolysin au·tol·y·sin (ô-tŏl'ĭ-sĭn, ô'tə-lī'sĭn)
n.
A substance, such as an enzyme, that is capable of destroying the cells or tissues of an organism within which it is produced. Also called autocytolysin.

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