hemolysin definition

  • noun:
    • a realtor or material, such as an antibody or a bacterial toxin, that triggers the destruction of red bloodstream cells, thereby liberating hemoglobin.
    • Any compound (often an exotoxin) that damages the membranes of red blood cells and thus releases hemoglobin
    • A cellular item, obtaining the character of an amboceptor, that causes the dissolution for the purple corpuscles of the blood into the existence of an appropriate complement.
    • any material that can cause lysis (destruction) of erythrocytes (red blood cells) and release of their particular hemoglobin

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