lysozyme

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noun ly·so·zyme \ˈlī-sə-ˌzīm\

Definition of lysozyme

  1. :  a basic bacteriolytic protein that hydrolyzes peptidoglycan and is present in egg white and in human tears and saliva

1922

First Known Use of lysozyme

1922


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lysozyme

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noun ly·so·zyme \ˈlī-sə-ˌzīm\

Medical Definition of lysozyme

  1. :  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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