es·​ter·​o·​lyt·​ic ˌes-tə-rō-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce esterolytic (audio)
: of, relating to, carrying out, or being the splitting of an ester into its component alcohol and acid
esterolysis noun
plural esterolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce esterolytic (audio)

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“Esterolytic.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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