lipase

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noun li·pase \ˈlī-ˌpās, -ˌpāz\

Definition of lipase

  1. :  an enzyme that hydrolyzes glycerides

Origin and Etymology of lipase

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1897


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lipase

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noun li·pase \ˈlip-ˌās, ˈlīp-, -ˌāz\

Medical Definition of lipase

  1. :  an 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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