Definitions for lysozymeˈlaɪ səˌzaɪm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an enzyme that is destructive of bacteria and functions as an antiseptic, found in tears, leukocytes, mucus, egg albumin, and certain plants.
Origin of lysozyme:
1920–25; lyso - + (en )zyme
an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria
A bacteriolytic (or antibiotic) enzyme found in many animal secretions, and in egg white.
Origin: From lyso- + enzyme.