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 from enzyme.

lysozyme ly·so·zyme (lī’sə-zīm’)
n.
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. Also called muramidase.

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