Definition of Hemolysis
Hemolysis: The destruction of red blood cells which leads to the release of hemoglobin from within the red blood cells into the blood plasma.
Etymology: The word "hemolysis" is made up of "hemo-", blood + "lysis", the disintegration of cells.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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