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noun Biochemistry.
  1. the lipase present in pancreatic juice.
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Origin of steapsin

First recorded in 1895–1900; stea(r)- + (pe)psin
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Examples from the Web for steapsin

Historical Examples

  • The fat-digesting enzym of the pancreatic juice is steapsin.

    Encyclopedia of Diet

    Eugene Christian

British Dictionary definitions for steapsin


  1. biochem a pancreatic lipase
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Word Origin

C19: from Greek stear fat + pepsin
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steapsin in Medicine


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