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lipolysis

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noun li·pol·y·sis \lī-ˈpä-lə-səs, li-\

Definition of lipolysis

  1. :  the hydrolysis of fat

lipolytic

play \ˌlī-pə-ˈli-tik, ˌli-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of lipolysis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1903


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lipolysis

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noun li·pol·y·sis \li-ˈpäl-ə-səs, lī-\

Medical Definition of lipolysis

plural

lipolyses

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  1. :  the hydrolysis of fat

lipolytic

\ˌlip-ə-ˈlit-ik, ˌlīp-\play play adjective



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