Definition of hemolysis in English:


Syllabification: he·mol·y·sis
Pronunciation: /hēˈmäləsis
(British haemolysis)


The rupture or destruction of red blood cells. Also called hematolysis.
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  • Not all patients who develop the antibody will undergo red blood cell hemolysis.
  • The authors begin by noting that bacteriologists had proposed various classifications of the streptococcus genus and that strains that produced haemolysis of red blood cells were thought to constitute a single unit or group.
  • Intravascular hemolysis is the destruction of red blood cells in the circulation with the release of cell contents into the plasma.

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