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lysin

Pronunciation: li'sin

Definition:

  1. A specific complement-fixing antibody that acts destructively on cells and tissues; the various types are designated in accordance with the form of antigen that stimulates the production of the lysin, hemolysin, bacteriolysin.
  2. Any substance that causes lysis.

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