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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lysosomes

    A class of morphologically heterogeneous cytoplasmic particles in animal and plant tissues characterized by their content of hydrolytic enzymes and the structure-linked latency of these enzymes. The intracellular functions of lysosomes depend on their lytic potential. The single unit membrane of the lysosome acts as a barrier between the enzymes enclosed in the lysosome and the external substrate. The activity of the enzymes contained in lysosomes is limited or nil unless the vesicle in which they are enclosed is ruptured. Such rupture is supposed to be under metabolic (hormonal) control. (From Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed)

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  1. lysosomes

    Plural form of the word lysosomes.

    Lysosomes contain digestive enzymes, that are present in the cytoplasm of most cells.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lysosomes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lysosomes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • LysosomenGerman
  • லைசோசோம்களுக்குTamil
  • lysosomesTelugu

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