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lipolysis

[ li-pol-uh-sis, lahy- ]
/ lɪˈpɒl ə sɪs, laɪ- /
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noun Chemistry.
the hydrolysis of fats into fatty acids and glycerol, as by lipase.
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Origin of lipolysis

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at lipo-1, -lysis

OTHER WORDS FROM lipolysis

lip·o·lit·ic [lip-uh-lit-ik, lahy-puh-], /ˌlɪp əˈlɪt ɪk, ˌlaɪ pə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lipolysis

lipolysis
/ (lɪˈpɒlɪsɪs) /

noun
chem the hydrolysis of fats resulting in the production of carboxylic acids and glycerol

Derived forms of lipolysis

lipolytic (ˌlɪpəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for lipolysis

lipolysis
[ lĭ-pŏlĭ-sĭs, lī- ]

n. pl. li•pol•y•ses (-sēz′)
The hydrolysis of lipids.

Other words from lipolysis

lip′o•lytic (lĭp′ə-lĭtĭk, lī′pə-) adj.
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