Hemolysin definitions

hĭ-mŏl'ĭ-sĭn, hē'mə-lī'-
An agent or substance, such as an antibody or a bacterial toxin, that causes the destruction of red blood cells, thereby liberating hemoglobin.
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A substance formed in the blood, as by bacterial action, that causes the destruction of red corpuscles with liberation of hemoglobin.
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An agent or substance, such as an antibody or a bacterial toxin, that causes the destruction of red blood cells, thereby liberating hemoglobin.
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(medicine) Any substance (often an exotoxin) that damages the membranes of red blood cells and thus releases hemoglobin.
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