lysin

lysin

[lahy-sin]
noun Immunology, Biochemistry.
an antibody causing the disintegration of erythrocytes or bacterial cells.

Origin:
1895–1900; lys- + -in2

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lysin (ˈlaɪsɪn)
 
n
any of a group of antibodies or other agents that cause dissolution of cells against which they are directed

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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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