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lysosome

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noun ly·so·some \ˈlī-sə-ˌsōm\

Definition of lysosome

  1. :  a saclike cellular organelle that contains various hydrolytic enzymes — see cell illustration

ly·so·som·al play \ˌlī-sə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective


Origin of lysosome

International Scientific Vocabulary lys- + 3-some


First Known Use: 1955


LYSOSOME Defined for Kids

lysosome

noun ly·so·some \ˈlī-sə-ˌsōm\

Definition of lysosome

  1. :  a tiny saclike part in a cell that contains enzymes which can break down materials (as food particles and waste)




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lysosome

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noun ly·so·some \ˈlī-sə-ˌsōm\

Medical Definition of lysosome

  1. :  a saclike cellular organelle that contains various hydrolytic enzymes

  2. ly·so·som·al \ˌlī-sə-ˈsō-məl\play adjective
    ly·so·som·al·ly \-mə-lē\play adverb



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