noun Biochemistry.

the lipase present in pancreatic juice.

Origin of steapsin

First recorded in 1895–1900; stea(r)- + (pe)psin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for steapsin



biochem a pancreatic lipase

Word Origin for steapsin

C19: from Greek stear fat + pepsin
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steapsin in Medicine




A digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats to fatty acids and glycerol.triacylglycerol lipase
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