Biochem. the lipase present in pancreatic juice
Origin of steapsin; from Classical Greek stea(r), fat (see stone) + (pe)psin
A digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats to fatty acids and glycerol.
Origin of steapsinGreek stear, tallow; see st&amacron;i- in Indo-European roots + (pe)psin.