[li-pol-uh-sis, lahy-]
noun Chemistry.
the hydrolysis of fats into fatty acids and glycerol, as by lipase.

1900–05; < Neo-Latin; see lipo-1, -lysis

lipolitic [lip-uh-lit-ik, lahy-puh-] , adjective Unabridged
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lipolysis (lɪˈpɒlɪsɪs)
chem the hydrolysis of fats resulting in the production of carboxylic acids and glycerol

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lipolysis li·pol·y·sis (lĭ-pŏl'ĭ-sĭs, lī-)
n. pl li·pol·y·ses (-sēz')
The hydrolysis of lipids.

lip'o·lyt'ic (lĭp'ə-lĭt'ĭk, lī'pə-) adj.
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