Lysosomal disease



lysosomal disease n.
A disease caused by the inadequate functioning of a lysosomal enzyme and usually characterized by an excess or an absence of storage of a vital cellular component.

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  • Lysosome

    [lahy-suh-sohm] /ˈlaɪ səˌsoʊm/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. a cell organelle containing enzymes that digest particles and that disintegrate the cell after its death. /ˈlaɪsəˌsəʊm/ noun 1. any of numerous small particles, containing digestive enzymes, that are present in the cytoplasm of most cells n. 1955, from lyso- + -some (3). lysosome ly·so·some (lī’sə-sōm’) n. A […]

  • Lysosomes

    [lahy-suh-sohm] /ˈlaɪ səˌsoʊm/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. a cell organelle containing enzymes that digest particles and that disintegrate the cell after its death. /ˈlaɪsəˌsəʊm/ noun 1. any of numerous small particles, containing digestive enzymes, that are present in the cytoplasm of most cells n. 1955, from lyso- + -some (3). lysosome ly·so·some (lī’sə-sōm’) n. A […]



  • Lysozyme

    [lahy-suh-zahym] /ˈlaɪ səˌzaɪm/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. an that is destructive of bacteria and functions as an antiseptic, found in tears, leukocytes, mucus, egg albumin, and certain plants. /ˈlaɪsəˌzaɪm/ noun 1. an enzyme occurring in tears, certain body tissues, and egg white: destroys bacteria by hydrolysing polysaccharides in their cell walls 1922, from lyso- + suffix […]

  • Lyssa

    /ˈlɪsə/ noun 1. (pathol) a less common word for rabies lyssa lys·sa (lĭs’ə) n. Rabies. No longer in technical use. lys’sic adj.



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