HyperDic: lipase

English > 1 sense of the word lipase:
NOUNsubstancelipasean enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream
English > lipase: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
BroaderenzymeAny of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Substance ofgastric juice, gastric aciddigestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
Spanishlipasa
Catalanlipasa

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