haemolysin

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haemolysin

(ˌhiːməʊˈlaɪsɪn; ˌhɛməʊ-; hɪˈmɒlɪsɪn) or

hemolysin

n
(Biochemistry) biochem any substance, esp an antibody, that causes the breakdown of red blood cells
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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