1. lysosome

noun. an organelle found in the cytoplasm of most cells (especially in leukocytes and liver and kidney cells).


  • organelle
  • cell organ


  • -some (English)
  • σῶμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • lyso- (English)

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Sentences with lysosome

1. Adjective
It has a membrane to keep the internal compartment of the lysosome acidic, and it separates the digestive enzymes from the rest of the cell.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Place one jelly bean anywhere in the cytoplasm to create the lysosome.

3. Verb, past tense
Vesicle transporters simply follow the correct microtubule track to move this cargo to the cell’s recycling center, the *lysosome*.