- Any substance elaborated by a living agent and capable of causing lysis of red blood cells and liberation of their hemoglobin.
- A sensitizing (complement-fixing) antibody that combines with red blood cells of the antigenic type that stimulated formation of the hemolysin, a fixing complement with the antibody-cell union resulting in lysis of the cells.
Synonym(s): erythrocytolysin, erythrolysin
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