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- n. lysozyme
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- n. an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria
Sorry, no etymologies found.
In experiments with various bacteria, some components (e.g. FliH, FliD (cap), and the muramidase domain of FlgJ) have been found helpful but not absolutely essential.
However, if it just the ATPase protein which has endless homologs, or the muramidase domain of FlgJ, or other known bits and pieces, it is not new.