lysozyme

Definitions:

  • 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.
  • A <xref>bacteriolytic</xref> (or <xref>antibiotic</xref>) <xref>enzyme</xref> found in many <xref>animal</xref> <xref>secretions</xref>, and in <xref>egg white</xref>.
  • an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria
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