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In those with Batten, a defect occurs in the lysosomes, cell organelles that remove cell waste.
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Origin and Etymology of lysosome
International Scientific Vocabulary lys- + 3-some
First Known Use: 1955See Words from the same year
LYSOSOME Defined for Kids
Definition of lysosome for Students
: a tiny saclike part in a cell that contains enzymes which can break down materials (as food particles and waste)
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