from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The production of lysin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The production of a lysin, or the initiation of the process of lysis.
The development of the immune body with specific combining affinity thus presents an analogy to antitoxin production, the difference being that in lysogenesis another substance is necessary to complete the process.
It has been completely established that in this phenomenon of lysogenesis there are two substances concerned, one specially developed or developed in excess, and the other present in normal serum.