steatolysis

noun physiol
  1. the digestive process whereby fats are emulsified and then hydrolysed to fatty acids and glycerine
  2. the breaking down of fat
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steatolysis in Medicine

steatolysis

[stē′ə-tŏlĭ-sĭs]
n.
  1. Hydrolysis or emulsion of fat in the digestive process.
Related formsste′a•to•lytic (-tə-lĭtĭk) adj.
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