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hemotoxin

[hee-muh-tok-sin, hem-uh-] /ˌhi məˈtɒk sɪn, ˌhɛm ə-/
noun
1.
a toxin, as cobra venom, that causes a hemolytic reaction.
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hemotoxic, adjective
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Examples for hemotoxin
  • Further, the vipers have venoms consisting mostly of a hemotoxin that destroys the red blood cells and blood vessels.
hemotoxin in Medicine

hemotoxin he·mo·tox·in (hē'mə-tŏk'sĭn)
n.
A substance, especially one produced by a bacterium, that destroys red blood cells. Also called hematotoxin.

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