What organelle digests molecules old organelles and foreign substances?

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The lysosomes in a cell contain digestive enzyme that breaks down food, waste products, and pathogens. They can breakdown macromolecules like proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. They also break down old organelles and unneeded cell parts. When a cell takes in bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens, lysosomes break them down.
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