[fos-foh-lahy-peys, -peyz]

noun Biochemistry.

any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the breaking down of phospholipids.

Origin of phospholipase

< German (1935); see phospholipid, -ase Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

phospholipase in Medicine


[fŏs′fō-lĭpās′, -līpās′]


An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a phospholipid.lecithinase
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