lysozyme

noun
ly·​so·​zyme | \ ˈlī-sə-ˌzīm How to pronounce lysozyme (audio) \

Definition of lysozyme

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

Examples of lysozyme in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The product contains egg lysozyme, an egg-white protein and allergen that is not declared on the label. Marc Bona, cleveland, 1 July 2022 Routine label verification review uncovered the problem. Egg-white lysozyme, a component of the parmesan cheese ingredient, is not declared on the label. Marc Bona, cleveland, 1 July 2022 The product contains egg white lysozyme, an ingredient in parmesan cheese. Chris Smith, BGR, 29 June 2022 To recover the lysozyme the researchers start by dissolving the egg white overnight in a solution that breaks the clumps apart. Sarah Lewin Frasier, Scientific American, 2 Feb. 2015 An egg white is made of water containing a variety of proteins, including lysozyme, which plays a part in the immune system. Sarah Lewin Frasier, Scientific American, 2 Feb. 2015 But the lysozyme actually had a piezoelectric effect of up to 6.5 picocoulombs per newton. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, 19 Oct. 2017 So the researchers added an ingredient to their ink: lysozyme, an enzyme that specializes in opening up bacteria. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, 11 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of lysozyme

1922, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2022

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“Lysozyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lysozyme. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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lysozyme

noun
ly·​so·​zyme | \ ˈlī-sə-ˌzīm How to pronounce lysozyme (audio) \

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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