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hemolysis

[hi-mol-uh-sis] /hɪˈmɒl ə sɪs/
noun
1.
the breaking down of red blood cells with liberation of hemoglobin.
Also called hematolysis.
Origin of hemolysis
1885-1890
1885-90; hemo- + -lysis
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hemolytic
[hee-muh-lit-ik, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈlɪt ɪk, ˌhɛm ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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hemolysis in Medicine

hemolysis he·mol·y·sis (hĭ-mŏl'ĭ-sĭs, hē'mə-lī'sĭs) or he·ma·tol·y·sis (hē'mə-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with release of hemoglobin. Also called erythrocytolysis, erythrolysis.

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hemolysis in Science
hemolysis
  (hĭ-mŏl'ĭ-sĭs, hē'mə-lī'sĭs)   
The destruction of red blood cells, caused by disruption of the cell membrane and resulting in the release of hemoglobin. Hemolysis is seen in some types of anemia, which can be either inherited or acquired, as by exposure to toxins or by the presence of antibodies that attack red blood cells.

hemolytic adjective
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