hemolysin

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he·mol·y·sin

 (hĭ-mŏl′ĭ-sĭn, hē′mə-lī′-)
n.
An agent or substance, such as an antibody or a bacterial toxin, that causes the destruction of red blood cells, thereby liberating hemoglobin.

he•mol•y•sin

(hɪˈmɒl ɪ sɪn)

n.
any substance in the blood that initiates the dissolution of red blood cells, as a bacterial toxin.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.hemolysin - 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