noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1903 the hydrolysis of fat • lipolytic adjective

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  • Lipolysis — is the breakdown of fat stored in fat cells. During this process, free fatty acids are released into the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body. Ketones are produced, and are found in large quantities in ketosis (a state in metabolism… …   Wikipedia

  • lipolysis — [li päl′ə sis, līpäl′ə sis] n. [ModL: see LIPO & LYSIS] the decomposition of fat, as during digestion …   English World dictionary

  • lipolysis — lipolizė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Organizmo riebalų atsargų skaidymas į glicerolį ir riebalų rūgštis. atitikmenys: angl. lipolys; lipolysis rus. липолиз …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lipolysis — n. [Gr. lipos, fat; lysis, loosen] Decomposition of fat by lipase; lipolytic adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lipolysis — lipolitic /lip euh lit ik, luy peuh /, adj. /li pol euh sis, luy /, n. Chem. the hydrolysis of fats into fatty acids and glycerol, as by lipase. [1900 05; < NL; see LIPO 1, LYSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • lipolysis — noun a) The hydrolysis of lipids b) The reverse of lipogenesis in which stored fat is broken down …   Wiktionary

  • lipolysis — The splitting up (hydrolysis), or chemical decomposition, of fat. SYN: lipoclasis, lipodieresis. [lipo + G. lysis, dissolution] * * * li·pol·y·sis li päl ə səs, lī n, pl y·ses .sēz the hydrolysis of fat li·po·lyt·ic …   Medical dictionary

  • lipolysis — n. dissolution of fat (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lipolysis — [lɪ pɒlɪsɪs] noun Physiology the breakdown of lipids by hydrolysis. Derivatives lipolytic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • lipolysis — li·pol·y·sis …   English syllables

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