Definition of haemolytic in English:

haemolytic

(US hemolytic)

adjective

Medicine
  • Relating to or involving the rupture or destruction of red blood cells.

    ‘haemolytic anaemia’
    • ‘Next is a chapter on haematopoietic and lymphoreticular disorders including haemolytic anaemias, leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.’
    • ‘A patient with breast cancer presenting with haemolytic uraemic syndrome was, however, three times less likely to be admitted to intensive care than a patient with AIDS with the same condition.’
    • ‘These organisms have also been found to be involved in wound infections, haemolytic uremic syndrome, meningitis, peritonitis, respiratory tract infections and ocular infections4.’
    • ‘The initial laboratory results indicated a diagnostic triad of thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia, and acute renal failure.’
    • ‘The use of antimotility agents should be avoided because they appear to prolong bloody diarrhea and increase the incidence of hemolytic uremic syndrome.’

Pronunciation:

haemolytic

/ˌhiːməˈlɪtɪk/