Definitions for lysosomeˈlaɪ səˌsoʊm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a cell organelle containing enzymes that break down proteins and other large molecules into smaller constituents and that disintegrate the cell itself after its death.
Category: Cell Biology
Origin of lysosome:
an organelle found in the cytoplasm of most cells (especially in leukocytes and liver and kidney cells)
An organelle found in all types of animal cells which contains a large range of digestive enzymes capable of splitting most biological macromolecules.