noun li·pase \ˈlī-ˌpās, -ˌpāz\

Definition of LIPASE

:  an enzyme that hydrolyzes glycerides

Origin of LIPASE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1897


noun li·pase \ˈlip-ˌās, ˈlīp-, -ˌāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIPASE

:  any enzyme (as one secreted by the pancreas) that catalyzes the breakdown of fats and lipoproteins usually into fatty acids and glycerol


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