the hydrolysis of fats into fatty acids and glycerol, as by lipase.
Origin of lipolysis
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chem the hydrolysis of fats resulting in the production of carboxylic acids and glycerol
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n. pl. li•pol•y•ses (-sēz′)
The hydrolysis of lipids.
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