noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme which catalyses the destruction of the cell walls of certain bacteria, and occurs notably in tears and egg white.
- Intriguingly, enzymes such as lipase, lysozyme, and subtilisin retained their activities in organic solvents.
- Several detailed studies were carried out with the proteins lysozyme and ferritin.
- The results were also verified by examining the spectra of two purified proteins, albumin and lysozyme.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: lyso|zyme
Definition of lysozyme in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.