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.

Origin: Leukocyte + L. Caedo, to kill

(05 Mar 2000)

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