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Definition of the noun lysosome

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noun - plural: lysosomes

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

Alternative definition of the noun lysosome


  1. [cytology] An organelle found in all types of animal cells which contains a large range of digestive enzymes capable of splitting most biological macromolecules.


lysosome is a gene ontology group, gene group.

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Google previewAssessment of Urinary Sediment by Electron Microscopy (2012)

Applications in Renal Disease by A.K. Mandal

A lysosome is a membrane-bounded particle containing a number of hydrolytic enzymes. It is difficult to describe the typical morphology of this organelle because of the structural heterogeneity of the cytoplasmic bodies. Some morphologists ...

Google previewLysosomal Storage Disorders (2007)

by John A. Barranger, Mario Cabrera-Salazar

The lysosome is the terminal compartment in both the endomembrane and biosynthetic and endocytic pathways, and...

the lysosome is an acidic compartment (which contains a proton pump ATPase); it must be ...

Google previewLet's Review (2004)

Biology, the living environment by Scott Hunter

The lysosome is an organelle that houses hydrolytic enzymes used in the digestion of complex food molecules in the cell. 11. 1 Molecule 3 represents a polypeptide (protein) molecule composed of four units of amino acid. Each of the ...

Google previewGenetically Yours (2002)

Bioinforming, Biopharming, and Biofarming by Hwa A Lim

The lysosome is a spherical membrane-bound vesicle containing digestive enzymes that break down large molecules such as fat. The Golgi apparatus is an organelle in the cytoplasm that packages proteins and carbohydrates into vesicles for ...

Google previewThe Inverted Bowl (2010)

Introductory Accounts of the Universe and Its Life by G. H. A. Cole

Lysosome is the organelle which carry the digestive enzymes in an eukaryote. Mafic is a measure of the iron and magnesium minerals in a dark coloured igneous rock. Magma is molten rock formed within the Earth. Main sequence contains ...

Google previewSurgical Diseases of the Spleen (2012)

by Jonathan R. Hiatt, E.H. Phillips, L. Morgenstern

Storage Disorders The lysosome is an acidic membranous compartment of the cell containing numerous hydrolases. In part, it is responsible for the degradation of glycoproteins, lipids, etc. that are normally turned over during cellular ...

Google previewBiochemistry (2010)

A Short Course by John L. Tymoczko, Jeremy M. Berg, Lubert Stryer

The lysosome is an organelle that contains a wide array of digestive enzymes. Lysosomes form in a manner analogous to the formation of secretory granules, but lysosomes fuse with endosomes instead of the cell membrane. After fusion has ...

Google previewEssentials of Biotechnology (2009)

by Ulhas K. Patil, Kalyani Muskan

Lysosome (lysis-breaking; some-body) Lysosome is a membrane bound organelle found only in eukaryotic cell that contains hydrolytic enzymes. If the lysosome accidently breaks inside the cell, the enzyme contents will destruct the cell.

Google previewUnderstanding Genetics (2005)

A Primer for Couples and Families by Angela Scheuerle

The lysosome is the place in the cell in which dangerous compounds, bacteria, and other material are broken down. Malformation An intrinsic problem of embryonic or fetal development. A malformation is a deviation from normal fetal structure.

Google previewOrganic and Biological Chemistry (2015)

by H. Stephen Stoker

A lysosome is an organelle that contains hydrolytic enzymes needed for cellular rebuilding, repair, and degradation. Some lysosome enzymes hydrolyze proteins to amino acids; others hydrolyze polysaccharides to monosaccharides. Bacteria ...

Google previewRadiology Illustrated: Pediatric Radiology (2014)

by In-One Kim

Lysosomal Disorders The lysosome is a storage organelle containing hydrolytic enzymes that has important functions in the phagocytosis of metabolic degradation products. Lysosomal dysfunction is usually caused by a single enzyme ...

Google previewClinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians (2015)

by Thomas P. Colville, Joanna M. Bassert

The lysosome is a specialized vesicle formed by the Golgi apparatus (Figure 3- 12). It contains powerful enzymes enclosed in a single, protective membrane, which fuses with other vesicles carrying nutrients, microbes or aged cellular parts .

Google previewMedical Physiology E-Book (2016)

by Walter F. Boron, Emile L. Boulpaep

The lysosome is the cell's trash incinerator.

Google previewFirst Aid for the Basic Sciences, General Principles, Second Edition (2011)

by Tao Le, Kendall Krause

Lysosomes The lysosome is the trash collector of the cell. Bound by a single lipid bilayer, the lysosome is responsible for hydrolytic degradation of obsolete cellular components. Extracellular materials, ingested via endocytosis or phagocytosis ...

Google previewMedical Cell Biology (2007)

by Steven R Goodman

from which membrane departs for either the plasma membrane or an endosome, eventually reaching the lysosome. The lysosome is an Early endosome Late endosome reticulum Lysosome Ribosomes Peroxisome Nucleus (SER),.

Google previewCell Physiology (2013)

Source Book by Nicholas Sperelakis

Thus, the lysosome is the cell's digestive system and acts to recyle intracellular components, such as the cytoskeletal proteins and old organelles (autophagY), as well as to digest extracellular material that is trapped in phagocytic vesicles ...

Google previewBasic Neurochemistry (2005)

Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects by Scott Brady, George Siegel, R. Wayne Albers, Donald Price

The lysosome is the principal organelle responsible for the degradation of cellular waste. It is a common constituent of all cell types of ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set (2017)

by Robert Splinter

Lysosome 291 Lysosome [biomedical, chemical] Organelle in biological cell that has a digestive function. These cellular pockets contain acid hydrolase enzyme that is used to assimilate cellular waste material as well as foreign materials and ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Biology (2009)

by Robert Hine, Daintith

lysosome /lÿ-sŏ-sohm/ An organelle, found in animal cells and certain protists, that contains various hydrolytic enzymes responsible for degrading aged or defective cellular components, or materials taken in by the cell from outside ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Lysosome. and. Endosome. Organization. and. Transport. in. Neurons. q info P o sitio 5 2 d n 5. JG Gindhart and KPWeber, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA , USA ã 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Introduction The cellular ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

lysosome lysergic acid (li-siir'jik, li-) A crystalline alkaloid that is a major constituent of ergot. It is used in medical research to induce hallucinations, delusions, and other symptoms of psychosis. The drug LSD is a derivative of lysergic acid.

Google previewSoil and Environmental Science Dictionary (2001)

by E.G. Gregorich, L. W. Turchenek, M.R. Carter, Denis A. Angers

lyse lysosome A membrane-enclosed intracellular vesicle ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

lysosome related organelles lyn A nonreceptor tyrosine *kinase of the *src- family that is important in B-cell signalling. lyngbyastatin See DOLASTATINS. Lyon hypothesis The hypothesis, first advanced by Mary Lyon (b.1925), that there is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

lysosome. n. A membranebound sac inside a cell which has enzymes that can break down cellular components that need to be destroyed. lysozyme.

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2001)

by Philip Winn

lysosome. see cell M Mach band phenomenon Mach bands are apparent bands of Entries A-Z 949.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (2012)

by John M. Lackie

lysosome Membrane-bounded cytoplasmic organelle containing a variety of hydrolytic enzymes that can be released into a phagosome or to the exterior. Release of lysosomal enzymes in a dead cell leads to autolysis (and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders (2010)

CLN2/TPP-1 Tripeptidyl peptidase-1 Lysosome enzyme Juvenile (JNCL) CLN3 CLN3 Endosomal/lysosomal transmembrane protein Adult CLN4 ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition (2009)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

Ingestion Phagosome Golgi body Primary Iysosome Digestion Cell waste release Secondary lysosome Lysosome. Source Tears, saliva, nasal secretions, body fluids, lysosomal granules Catalyzes hydrolysis of cell wall muco- peptide Binds ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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