Hemolysis meaning

hĭ-mŏl'ĭ-sĭs, hē'mə-lī'sĭs
The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with subsequent release of hemoglobin.
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The destruction of red corpuscles with liberation of hemoglobin into the surrounding fluid.
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The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with subsequent release of hemoglobin.
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The destruction of red blood cells, caused by disruption of the cell membrane and resulting in the release of hemoglobin. Hemolysis is seen in some types of anemia, which can be either inherited or acquired, as by exposure to toxins or by the presence of antibodies that attack red blood cells.
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(medicine) The destruction of red blood cells, and subsequent release of hemoglobin, at the normal end of the cell's life.
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Origin of hemolysis

Compound of hemo- +‎ lysis, from Ancient Greek: αἷμα (aima, “blood”) in combination with λύσις (lusis, “loosening”).