haemolysin

(redirected from Hemolysis (microbiology))
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

haemolysin

(ˌhiːməʊˈlaɪsɪn; ˌhɛməʊ-; hɪˈmɒlɪsɪn) or

hemolysin

n
(Biochemistry) biochem any substance, esp an antibody, that causes the breakdown of red blood cells
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haemolysin - any substance that can cause lysis (destruction) of erythrocytes (red blood cells) and the release of their hemoglobin
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
streptolysin - any of several hemolysins derived from strains of streptococcus
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.