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hemotoxin

Pronunciation: he'mo-tok'sin

Definition: Any substance that causes destruction of red blood cells, including various hemolysins; usually used with reference to substances of biologic origin, in contrast to chemicals.

Synonym(s): hematotoxin, hematoxin

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