from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Dissolution or destruction of bacteria.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Destruction of bacteria by some specific lysin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Chemical decomposition brought about by bacteria without the addition of oxygen.
- noun The destruction or dissolution of bacterial cells.
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- noun the destruction of
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- noun dissolution or destruction of bacteria
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It is therefore definitely proved that bacteriolysis by the immuno-serum derives from the cooperation of
The destruction of the vibrios, the bacteriolysis, depends, according to Bordet, on the cooperation of two bodies.
It can be shown that in many cases when bacteria are injected the serum of the treated animal has no bacteriolytic effect, and still an immune body is present, which leads to the fixation of complement; in this case bacteriolysis does not occur, because the organism is not susceptible to the action of the complement.