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lysin

 [li´sin]
1. an antibody that causes complement-dependent lysis of cells; often used with a prefix indicating the target cells, as hemolysin or bacteriolysin.
2. any substance that causes cell lysis.

ly·sin

(lī'sin),
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, for example, hemolysin, bacteriolysin.
2. Any substance that causes lysis.

lysin

/ly·sin/ (li´sin)
1. an antibody that causes complement-dependent lysis of cells; often used with a prefix indicating the target cells, e.g., hemolysin.
2. any substance that causes cytolysis.

lysin

(lī′sĭn)
n.
1. A substance that is capable of causing lysis.
2. An antibody that acts in conjunction with complement to cause lysis of cells.

lysin

[lī′sin]
a specific complement-fixing antibody that initiates the lysis of cells.

lysin

As a stand-alone word, a nonspecific term for:
(1) An antibody, especially a complement-fixing antibody; 
(2) Any substance capable of lysing something.

As a root (-lysin), the lysing of that with which it is partnered, as in:
(1) Bacteriolysin;
(2) Gametolysin; 
(3) Haemolysin, etc.

ly·sin

(lī'sin)
1. A 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, e.g., hemolysin, bacteriolysin.
2. Any substance that causes lysis.

lysin

Any substance capable of causing LYSIS, especially a specific antibody that brings about a COMPLEMENT FIXATION reaction.

lysin

a type of ANTIBODY.

ly·sin

(lī'sin)
1. A 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, e.g., hemolysin, bacteriolysin.
2. Any substance that causes lysis.

lysin (lī´sin),

n See plasmin.

lysin

1. an antibody capable of causing dissolution of cells, including hemolysin, bacteriolysin, etc.
2. a product of bacterial cells causing lysis. See bacteriolysin.
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