Ad`i*po*lyt"ic\, a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat + Gr. ? to loose.] (Chem.) Hydrolyzing fats; converting neutral fats into glycerin and free fatty acids, esp. by the action of an enzyme; as, adipolytic action.
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