Dictionary.com

steapsin

[ stee-ap-sin ]
/ stiˈæp sɪn /
Save This Word!

noun Biochemistry.

the lipase present in pancreatic juice.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of steapsin

First recorded in 1895–1900; stea(r)- + (pe)psin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for steapsin

steapsin
/ (stɪˈæpsɪn) /

noun

biochem a pancreatic lipase
C19: from Greek stear fat + pepsin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for steapsin

steapsin
[ stē-ăpsĭn ]

n.

A digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats to fatty acids and glycerol.triacylglycerol lipase
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Learning At Home Just Got Easier!