autolysin definition

  • noun:
    • A substance, such as an enzyme, that is effective at destroying the cells or tissues of an organism within which its created.
    • Any enzyme that hydrolyses a component associated with the cellular (or structure) in which it's created
    • A lysin that will result in the dissolution of cells in the torso associated with the animal for which it really is created. The forming of these types of bodies is uncommon. Also autocytolysin.

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