[lahy-suh-sohm] /ˈlaɪ səˌsoʊm/
noun, Cell Biology.
a cell organelle containing enzymes that digest particles and that disintegrate the cell after its death.
any of numerous small particles, containing digestive enzymes, that are present in the cytoplasm of most cells
1955, from lyso- + -some (3).
lysosome ly·so·some (lī’sə-sōm’)
A membrane-bound organelle in the cytoplasm of most cells containing various hydrolytic enzymes that function in intracellular digestion.
A cell organelle that is surrounded by a membrane, has an acidic interior, and contains hydrolytic enzymes that break down food molecules, especially proteins and other complex molecules. Lysosomes fuse with vacuoles to digest their contents. The digested material is then transported across the organelle’s membrane for use in or transport out of the cell. See more at cell.
[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 […]
/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.
Lyssavirus Lys·sa·vi·rus (lĭs’ə-vī’rəs) n. A genus of viruses that includes the rabies virus group.
[lis-uh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌlɪs əˈfoʊ bi ə/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. a pathological fear of going insane. noun a fear of going insane; a fear of rabies or of going insane from rabies Word Origin Greek lyssa ‘rage, frenzy’