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Meaning of lysozyme

ly•so•zyme

Pronunciation: (lī'su-zīm"), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. 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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