lysozyme defined in 1951 yearlysozyme - lysozyme;
lysozyme - Glass of enzymes that destroy or weaken cell wall of many bacteria, leading to rupture and death of protoplast. Hydrolyse complex polymers of amino acids and ammo sugars present in the walls. Secreted by skin and mucous membranes and present in tears, saliva and other body fluids of mammals; and in bird egg white; providing protection against bacterial invasion.
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