phospholipase

phospholipase

[fos-foh-lahy-peys, -peyz]
noun Biochemistry.
any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the breaking down of phospholipids.

Origin:
< German (1935); see phospholipid, -ase

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phospholipase phos·pho·lip·ase (fŏs'fō-lĭp'ās', -lī'pās')
n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a phospholipid. Also called lecithinase.

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