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Definition: 'Leukocidin'

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leukocidin

Type: Term

Pronunciation: lū′kō-sī′din, lū-kō-sī′din

Definitions:
1. A heat-labile substance that is elaborated by many strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, and pneumococci and manifests a destructive action on leukocytes, with or without lysis of the cells.

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