from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with subsequent release of hemoglobin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The destruction of red blood cells, and subsequent release of hemoglobin, at the normal end of the cell's life.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin; the breaking apart of red blood cells in the blood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of dissolution of the blood-corpuscles (notably the red cells) by means of specific lysins (hemolysins). Also hematolysis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin
Compound of hemo- + lysis, from Ancient Greek: αἷμα (aima, "blood") in combination with λύσις ("loosening"). (Wiktionary)