[ stee-ap-sin ]
/ stiˈæp sɪn /
the lipase present in pancreatic juice.
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Examples from the Web for steapsin
The fat-digesting enzym of the pancreatic juice is steapsin.Encyclopedia of Diet|Eugene Christian
British Dictionary definitions for steapsin
/ (stɪˈæpsɪn) /
biochem a pancreatic lipase
Word Origin for steapsin
C19: from Greek stear fat + pepsin
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Medicine definitions for steapsin
[ stē-ăp′sĭn ]
A digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats to fatty acids and glycerol.triacylglycerol lipase
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