steatolysis

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steatolysis (ˌstɪəˈtɒlɪsɪs)
 
n
1.  the digestive process whereby fats are emulsified and then hydrolysed to fatty acids and glycerine
2.  the breaking down of fat

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steatolysis ste·a·tol·y·sis (stē'ə-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Hydrolysis or emulsion of fat in the digestive process.


ste'a·to·lyt'ic (-tə-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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