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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Causing the destruction or dissolution of certain sickness causing cells (as by antibodies)..

Usage examples (10)
  • Twort and others wanted to use these bacteriolytic agents to cure bacterial diseases in humans and animals
  • In 1921, he discovered in «tissues and secretions» an important bacteriolytic substance which he named Lysozyme.
  • Of these the most important are (a) bacteriolytic or lysogenic action, (b) agglutinative action, and (c) opsonic action.
  • For that reason, the immunity so obtained is called bacteriolytic immunity, and the antibody is designated by the name of bacteriolytic antibody. for more
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