What Is the Function of a Lysosome in an Animal Cell?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 2, 2020 9:04:32 AM ET

A lysosome is an organelle in an animal cell that contains enzymes to break down outside materials that enter the cell, as well as obsolete cell material. The lysosome acts as the digestive system for the cell, consuming proteins, carbohydrates and lipids.

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