bacteriolysin


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bacteriolysin

 [bak-te″re-ol´ĭ-sin]
an antibody that lyses bacterial cells.

bac·te·ri·o·ly·sin

(bak-tēr'ē-ol'i-sin),
Specific antibody that combines with bacterial cells (that is, antigen) and, in the presence of complement, causes lysis or dissolution of the cells.

bacteriolysin

/bac·te·ri·ol·y·sin/ (-ĭ-sin) an antibacterial antibody that lyses bacterial cells.

bacteriolysin

[baktir′ē·əlī′sin]
Etymology: Gk, bakterion + lyein, to loosen
an antibody that causes the breakdown of a particular species of bacterial cell. Complement is usually also necessary for this reaction. See also bacteriolysis.

bac·te·ri·ol·y·sin

(bak-tēr'ē-ol'i-sin)
Specific antibody that combines with bacterial cells (i.e., antigen) and, in the presence of complement, causes lysis or dissolution of the cells.

bacteriolysin

an antibody that lyses bacterial cells.