Cytolysin definition

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A substance, such as an antibody, capable of dissolving or destroying cells.
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A substance or antibody that produces cytolysis.
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A substance, such as an antibody, capable of dissolving or destroying cells.
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(biology) Any substance (especially an antibody) capable of breaking down the structure of a cell.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cytolysin
Plural:
cytolysins

Origin of cytolysin

  • cytolys(is) –in

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition