noun. an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria.
Example sentences of the word lysozyme
1. Noun, singular or mass
In scientific terms, cell death by popping is known as lysis, so the enzyme that accomplishes the task is called lysozyme.
2. Noun, plural
Lactoferrin and lysozyme are two ingredients that have natural antibacterial and antifungal properties and are found in some popular over-the-counter medications.
According to a 2013 review published in Poultry Science, the proteins found in egg whites include ovalbumin, ovotransferrin, ovomucoid, ovomucin, and lysozyme, among others.
Maintaining lysozyme function is important to your health, since these compartments help your cells dispose of molecules that might otherwise harm the cell.