lipolysis

[ li-pol-uh-sis, lahy- ]
/ lɪˈpɒl ə sɪs, laɪ- /

noun Chemistry.

the hydrolysis of fats into fatty acids and glycerol, as by lipase.

Origin of lipolysis

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at lipo-1, -lysis
Related formslip·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 Formslipolytic (ˌlɪpəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for lipolysis

lipolysis

[ lĭ-pŏlĭ-sĭs, lī- ]

n. pl. li•pol•y•ses (-sēz′)

The hydrolysis of lipids.
Related formslip′o•lytic (lĭp′ə-lĭtĭk, lī′pə-) adj.
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