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An enzyme occurring naturally in egg white, human tears, saliva, and other body fluids, capable of destroying the cell walls of certain bacteria and thereby acting as a mild antiseptic.
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme occurring in tears, certain body tissues, and egg white: destroys bacteria by hydrolysing polysaccharides in their cell walls
[C20: from lyso- + (en)zyme]
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an enzyme that is destructive of bacteria and functions as an antiseptic, found in tears, leukocytes, mucus, egg albumin, and certain plants.
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|Noun||1.||lysozyme - an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria|
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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