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Definition of "hemolysis" [hemolysis]

  • The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with subsequent release of hemoglobin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hemolysis" in a sentence
  • "Others suffer acute anemic reactions known as hemolysis when they come into contact with triggering substances often found in foods, medicines, and hygiene products."
  • "Others suffer acute anemic reactions (known as hemolysis) when they come into contact with triggering substances often found in foods, medicines, and hygiene products."
  • "Other symptoms are severe anemia due to hemolysis, which is destruction of the red blood cells, hemoglobinuria, which is hemoglobin in the urine, due to hemolysis, and pulmonary edema, or fluid buildup in the lungs."