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lysin

[lahy-sin] /ˈlaɪ sɪn/
noun, Immunology, Biochemistry
1.
an antibody causing the disintegration of erythrocytes or bacterial cells.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; lys- + -in2
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lysin

/ˈlaɪsɪn/
noun
1.
any of a group of antibodies or other agents that cause dissolution of cells against which they are directed
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lysin in Medicine

lysin ly·sin (lī'sĭn)
n.

  1. An antibody that is capable of causing the destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, bacteria, or other cellular elements.

  2. A substance that causes lysis.

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