noun an organelle found in the cytoplasm of most cells (especially in leukocytes and liver and kidney cells)
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(li´so-sōm) one of the minute bodies occurring in many types of cells, containing various hydrolytic enzymes and normally involved in the process of localized intracellular digestion. adj., lysoso´mal., adj.
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subcellular organelle that is found in all eukaryotic cells and is responsible for the cell`s digestion of macromolecules, old cell parts, and ... [10 related articles]
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A membrane-bounded organelle, found in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells, which contains digestive enzymes. It acts as the “garbage disposal” of the cell by breaking down cell components that are no longer needed as well as molecules or even bacteria that are ingested by the cell. The interior o...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: lī′sō-sōm Definitions: 1. A cytoplasmic membrane-bound vesicle measuring 5-8 nm (primary lysosome) and containing a wide variety of glycoprotein hydrolytic enzymes active at an acid pH; serves to digest exogenous material, such as bacteria, as well as e...
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Membrane-enclosed structure, or organelle, inside a cell, principally found in animal cells. Lysosomes contain enzymes that can break down proteins and other biological substances. They play a part in digestion, and in the white blood cells known as phagocytes the lysosome enzymes attack ingested ba...
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A sac-like compartment inside a cell that has enzymes that can break down cellular components that need to be destroyed.
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1) Cell breaks down if this explodes 2) Cell organ 3) Organelle
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