/ (ˌstɪəˈtɒlɪsɪs) /
the digestive process whereby fats are emulsified and then hydrolysed to fatty acids and glycerine
the breaking down of fat
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Medical definitions for steatolysis
[ stē′ə-tŏl′ĭ-sĭs ]
Hydrolysis or emulsion of fat in the digestive process.
Other words from steatolysisste′a•to•lyt′ic (-tə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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