phospholipase

[ fos-foh-lahy-peys, -peyz ]
/ ˌfɒs foʊˈlaɪ peɪs, -peɪz /

noun Biochemistry.

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

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Origin of phospholipase

<German (1935); see phospholipid, -ase
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Medical definitions for phospholipase

phospholipase
[ fŏs′fō-lĭpās′, -līpās′ ]

n.

An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a phospholipid.lecithinase
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