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lipolysis

[ li-pol-uh-sis, lahy- ]

noun

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


lipolysis

/ lɪˈpɒlɪsɪs; ˌlɪpəʊˈlɪtɪk /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • lipolytic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • lip·o·lit·ic [lip-, uh, -, lit, -ik, lahy-p, uh, -], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lipolysis1

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

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