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lysozyme

noun ly·so·zyme \ˈlī-sə-ˌzīm\

Definition of LYSOZYME

:  a basic bacteriolytic protein that hydrolyzes peptidoglycan and is present in egg white and in human tears and saliva
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First Known Use of LYSOZYME

1922
Medical Dictionary

lysozyme

noun ly·so·zyme \ˈlī-sə-ˌzīm\

Medical Definition of LYSOZYME

:  a basic bacteriolytic protein that hydrolyzes peptidoglycan and is present in egg white and in saliva and tears—called also muramidase

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