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lysosome

noun ly·so·some \ˈlī-sə-ˌsōm\

Definition of LYSOSOME

:  a saclike cellular organelle that contains various hydrolytic enzymes — see cell illustration
ly·so·som·al \ˌlī-sə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

Origin of LYSOSOME

International Scientific Vocabulary lys- + 3-some
First Known Use: 1955

lysosome

noun ly·so·some \ˈlī-sə-ˌsōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LYSOSOME

:  a saclike cellular organelle that contains various hydrolytic enzymes
ly·so·som·al \ˌlī-sə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective
ly·so·som·al·ly \-mə-lē\ adverb

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