- hem·or·rhag·in or chiefly Brit haem·or·rhag·in .hem-ə-'raj-ən n a toxic substance occurring usu. as a component of various snake venoms and capable of destroying the blood cells and the walls of small blood vessels compare HEMOLYSIN
* * *hem·or·rha·gin (hem″ə-raґjin) a cytolysin existing in certain venoms and poisons, such as snake venom and ricin, which is destructive to endothelial cells and blood vessels. Cf. endotheliotoxin.
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hemorrhagin — hem·or·rhag·in … English syllables
hemorrhagin — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈrajə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hemorrhage + in : a toxic substance occurring usually as a component of various snake venoms and capable of destroying the blood cells and the walls of small blood vessels… … Useful english dictionary
hemorrhagin unit — the amount of snake venom necessary to produce hemorrhages in the vascular network of a three day old chick embryo … Medical dictionary
hemolysin — 1. Any substance elaborated by a living agent and capable of causing lysis of red blood cells and liberation of their hemoglobin. SYN: erythrocytolysin, erythrolysin. 2. A sensitizing (complement fixing) antibody that combines with red blood… … Medical dictionary
hack — hak vi to cough in a short dry manner hack n a short dry cough Each boldface word in the list below is a chiefly British variant of the word to its right in small capitals. haem HEME haemacytometer HEMACYTOMETER haemadsorbing HEMADSORBING… … Medical dictionary
endotheliotoxin — en·do·the·lio·tox·in (en″do theґle o tok″sin) a specific toxin that acts on the endothelium of capillaries and small veins, producing hemorrhage. Cf. hemorrhagin … Medical dictionary