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lipolysis

[li-pol-uh-sis, lahy-] /lɪˈpɒl ə sɪs, laɪ-/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
the hydrolysis of fats into fatty acids and glycerol, as by lipase.
Origin of lipolysis
1900-1905
From New Latin, dating back to 1900-05; See origin at lipo-1, -lysis
Related forms
lipolitic
[lip-uh-lit-ik, lahy-puh-] /ˌlɪp əˈlɪt ɪk, ˌlaɪ pə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lipolysis

lipolysis

/lɪˈpɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
(chem) the hydrolysis of fats resulting in the production of carboxylic acids and glycerol
Derived Forms
lipolytic (ˌlɪpəʊˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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lipolysis in Medicine

lipolysis li·pol·y·sis (lĭ-pŏl'ĭ-sĭs, lī-)
n. pl li·pol·y·ses (-sēz')
The hydrolysis of lipids.


lip'o·lyt'ic (lĭp'ə-lĭt'ĭk, lī'pə-) adj.
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