Lysozyme meaning

līsə-zīm
An enzyme present in egg white, tears, saliva, etc. that can kill certain bacteria by dissolving the cell walls.
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An enzyme occurring naturally in egg white, human tears, saliva, and other body fluids, capable of destroying the cell walls of certain bacteria and thereby acting as a mild antiseptic.
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An enzyme occurring naturally in egg white, human tears, saliva, and other body fluids, capable of destroying the cell walls of certain bacteria and thereby acting as a mild antiseptic.
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(biochemistry) A bacteriolytic (antibiotic) enzyme found in many animal secretions, and in egg white.
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Origin of lysozyme

  • From lyso- + enzyme.

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