lipase definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of fats into glycerol and fatty acids.
    • Any of a small grouping of enzymes which catalyses the hydrolysis of lipids.
    • A widely distributed ferment happening in both the pet therefore the vegetable world, which splits fats into fatty acids and glycerin, is also capable of causing the formation of fats, and is therefore reversible with its action. The synthetic activity of the ferment was shown by Kastle and Loeven-hart, and Hanriot.
    • an enzyme secreted in intestinal tract that catalyzes the break down of fats into specific fatty acids that can be absorbed in to the bloodstream

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