steapsin

steapsin

[stee-ap-sin]
noun Biochemistry.
the lipase present in pancreatic juice.

Origin:
1895–1900; stea(r)- + (pe)psin

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steapsin (stɪˈæpsɪn)
 
n
biochem a pancreatic lipase
 
[C19: from Greek stear fat + pepsin]

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steapsin ste·ap·sin (stē-āp'sĭn)
n.
A digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats to fatty acids and glycerol. Also called triacylglycerol lipase.

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