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hemolysin

[hi-mol-i-sin, hee-muh-lahy-, hem-uh-] /hɪˈmɒl ɪ sɪn, ˌhi məˈlaɪ-, ˌhɛm ə-/
noun, Immunology
1.
a substance, as an antibody, that in cooperation with complement causes dissolution of red blood cells.
Origin of hemolysin
1895-1900
1895-1900; hemo- + lysin
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hemolysin in Medicine

hemolysin he·mol·y·sin (hĭ-mŏl'ĭ-sĭn, hē'mə-lī'-)
n.
An agent or a substance, such as an antibody or a bacterial toxin, that causes the destruction of red blood cells, thereby liberating hemoglobin. Also called erythrocytolysin, erythrolysin.

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