lysozyme definition

  • noun:
    • An enzyme happening naturally in egg-white, person rips, saliva, alongside body fluids, capable of destroying the mobile walls of particular germs and therefore acting as a mild antiseptic.
    • A bacteriolytic (or antibiotic) enzyme present in numerous animal secretions, plus in egg-white.
    • an enzyme present in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell wall space of specific micro-organisms

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