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Syllabification: he·mol·y·sin
Pronunciation: /hiˈmälisin, ˌhēməˈlī-

Definition of hemolysin in English:


A substance in the blood that destroys red blood cells and liberates hemoglobin.
Example sentences
  • There are many bacterial virulence factors that may contribute to clinical outcomes, including bacterial hemolysins, proteases, and siderophores.
  • Phospholipase and lecithinase are hemolysins that act synergistically to break down lipids and lecithin.
  • In a subsequent article we will provide the same analysis for DNA transport through [alpha] hemolysin.

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