lysosome defined in 1951 yearlysosome - lysosome;
lysosome - Sub-microscopic, membrane-bounded, particle, lacking internal structure demonstrable by electron microscope, containing hydrolytic enzymes. Present in large numbers in cytoplasm of animal cells. Liberate their enzymes in injured cells and assist in digestion and removal of dead cells. Believed to be involved in autolysis and in controlled selective destruction of tissues that occurs in many developmental processes, conspicuously in metamorphosis. Comparable structures have been observed in plants and fungi.
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