Definitions for hemolysishɪˈmɒl ə sɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

he•mol•y•sishɪˈmɒl ə sɪs(n.)

  1. the breaking down of red blood cells with liberation of hemoglobin.

    Category: Pathology, Physiology

he•mo•lyt•icˌhi məˈlɪt ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hemolysis, haemolysis, hematolysis, haematolysis(noun)

    lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin


  1. hemolysis(Noun)

    The destruction of red blood cells, and subsequent release of hemoglobin, at the normal end of the cell's life.

  2. Origin: Compound of , from : αἷμα in combination with λύσις.


  1. Hemolysis

    Hemolysis —from the Greek αἷμα meaning "blood" and λύσις meaning a "loosing", "setting free" or "releasing"—is the rupturing of erythrocytes and the release of their contents into surrounding fluid. Hemolysis may occur in vivo or in vitro.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hemolysis

    The destruction of ERYTHROCYTES by many different causal agents such as antibodies, bacteria, chemicals, temperature, and changes in tonicity.


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