Etymology
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lysozyme

type of immune-system enzyme found in tears, saliva, egg-whites, etc., 1922, named by its discoverer, Alexander Fleming (six years before he discovered penicillin), who coined it from lyso- "loosening, dissolving" + suffix from enzyme. So called because it attack bacteria cell walls.

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Definitions of lysozyme

lysozyme (n.)
an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria;
Synonyms: muramidase
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