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

lysosomal

play \ˌlī-sə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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 for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

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

lysosomal

\ˌlī-sə-ˈsō-məl\play adjective

lysosomally

\-mə-lē\play adverb

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