phospholipase

noun
phos·pho·li·pase | \ˌfäs-fō-ˈlī-ˌpās, -ˌpāz\

Definition of phospholipase 

: any of several enzymes that hydrolyze lecithins or phosphatidylethanolamines

called also lecithinase

First Known Use of phospholipase

1945, in the meaning defined above

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phospholipase

noun
phos·pho·li·pase | \-ˈlī-ˌpās, -ˌpāz \

Medical Definition of phospholipase 

: any of several enzymes that hydrolyze lecithins or phosphatidylethanolamines

called also lecithinase

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