steapsin definition by Webster's New World
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Biochem. the lipase present in pancreatic juice
Origin: ; from Classical Greek stea(r), fat (see stone) plush (pe)psin
steapsin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats to fatty acids and glycerol.
Origin: Greek stear, tallow; see stāi- in Indo-European roots + (pe)psin.
steapsin - Medical Definition
A digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats to fatty acids and glycerol. Also called triacylglycerol lipase.