Streptolysin

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Definition

noun

A type of hemolysin produced by or derived from some strains of streptococci.


Supplement

A streptolysin may be streptolysin O, which is oxygen-labile or streptolysin S, which is oxygen-stable.


Word origin: strepto- from Streptococcus + (hemo)lysin.

See also: Streptococcus, hemolysin.

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