complement unit

(redirected from alexin unit)

com·ple·ment u·nit

the smallest amount (highest dilution) of complement that will cause hemolysis of a unit of red blood cells in the presence of a hemolysin unit.
Synonym(s): alexin unit

com·ple·ment u·nit

(kom'plĕ-mĕnt yū'nit)
The smallest amount (highest dilution) of complement that will cause hemolysis of a unit of red blood cells in the presence of a hemolysin unit.

complement unit

The smallest quantity of complement required for hemolysis of a given amount of red blood cells with one amboceptor (hemolysin) unit present.
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