hemorrhagin

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hemorrhagin hem·or·rhag·in (hěm'ə-rāj'ĭn, -rā'jĭn)
n.
Any of a group of toxins found in certain venoms and plant poisons that cause degeneration and lysis of endothelial cells in capillaries and small vessels, thereby producing small hemorrhages in tissues.

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