Definitions

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  • adj. Producing hemolysis; destroying red blood cells.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to hemolysis; causing hemolysis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destructive of the blood, especially of the blood-corpuscles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or involving or causing hemolysis

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Examples

  • Young children and the elderly are at highest risk for a potentially life-threatening complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome HUS, which includes kidney failure.

    William Marler: What's Up With Nuts?

  • More Infections Often Tied to Food According to WHO, of more than 1,600 people sickened by this E. coli strain, 499 developed a rare and potentially fatal kidney-failure complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome—a complication that can shut down the kidneys and normally occurs in only a small percentage of people sickened during an E. coli outbreak.

    Rare Germ Drives Outbreak

  • While most healthy adults typically recover within a week, certain people--particularly young childrenand the elderly--can develop a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome HUS that can lead toserious kidney damage and even death.

    Costco recalls Gorgonzola cheese tainted with E. coli

  • While most healthy adults typically recover within a week, certain people -- particularly young childrenand the elderly -- can develop a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome HUS that can lead toserious kidney damage and even death.

    Costco recalls Gorgonzola cheese tainted with E. coli

  • Of those, 35 people had been hospitalized, including 11 with a serious complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome.

    Nestlé gets nod to start making new batches of Toll House cookies

  • In some persons, particularly children under 5 years of age and the elderly, the infection can also cause a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), in which the red blood cells are destroyed and the kidneys fail.

    Escherichia Coli O157~H7

  • In some people, E. coli O157: H7 infection can cause a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a life-threatening condition that is usually treated in an intensive care unit.

    Escherichia Coli O157~H7

  • Most patients recover after a week or so, but 2 to 7 percent suffer a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, a destruction of red blood cells that can lead to kidney failure, seizures and death.

    How Safe Is Our Food?

  • Ashley's kidneys were failing and her brain swelling from a medical complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome or HUS.

    CNN Transcript Jul 5, 2008

  • From a medical complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome or HUS.

    CNN Transcript May 20, 2007

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  • "He started by preparing medium using beef peptone broth with blood added, and then growing cultures of the pathogens they had isolated from cases—B. influenzae, Types 1 and II of the pneumococcus, and hemolytic streptococcus."
    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 285

    February 17, 2009