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[hee-muh-lahyz, hem-uh-] /ˈhi məˌlaɪz, ˈhɛm ə-/
verb (used with object), hemolyzed, hemolyzing.
to subject (red blood cells) to hemolysis.
verb (used without object), hemolyzed, hemolyzing.
to undergo hemolysis.
Origin of hemolyze
1900-05; hemo- + -lyze Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hemolyze
  • Red blood cells in the collected blood can hemolyze and make the specimen unusable.
  • Intact erythrocytes which hemolyze on the test paper will produce a green dot.
hemolyze in Medicine

hemolyze he·mo·lyze (hē'mə-līz')
v. he·mo·lyzed, he·mo·lyz·ing, he·mo·lyz·es
To undergo or cause to undergo hemolysis.

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