lysosome

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ly·so·some

 (lī′sə-sōm′)
n.
A membrane-bound organelle in the cytoplasm of most cells containing various hydrolytic enzymes that function in intracellular digestion.

ly′so·so′mal adj.

lysosome

(ˈlaɪsəˌsəʊm)
n
(Biochemistry) any of numerous small particles, containing digestive enzymes, that are present in the cytoplasm of most cells
ˌlysoˈsomal adj

ly•so•some

(ˈlaɪ səˌsoʊm)

n.
a cell organelle containing enzymes that break down proteins and other large molecules into smaller constituents and that disintegrate the cell itself after its death.
[1950–55]
ly`so•so′mal, adj.

ly·so·some

(lī′sə-sōm′)
A structure in the cytoplasm of many cells that is surrounded by a membrane and contains enzymes that digest food molecules. See more at cell.
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Noun1.lysosome - an organelle found in the cytoplasm of most cells (especially in leukocytes and liver and kidney cells)
cell organ, cell organelle, organelle - a specialized part of a cell; analogous to an organ; "the first organelle to be identified was the nucleus"
Translations
Lysosom
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Some studies revealed increased immunoglobulin, lysozome and concentration of beta 2 microglobulin, as well as the ratio of lymphocytes CD4+:CD8+ higher than 5.
12) Decreased concentrations of the mucin MG2, of peroxidase (a salivary enzyme) and of lysozome (an antimicrobial enzyme), along with increased lactofer-rin (a glycoprotein) are nonspecific markers of periodontal disease.
In contrast, compared with air controls, we observed an increase that was significant for MPO directly after and for lysozome 2 hr after exposure (Table 2).