Definition of lipase in English:

lipase

Pronunciation: /ˈliˌpās//ˈlīpāz/

noun

Biochemistry
  • A pancreatic enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of fats to fatty acids and glycerol or other alcohols.

    • ‘A good digestive enzyme should include lipase to digests fats, amylase for carbohydrates, protease for proteins, cellulase for cellulose and fiber, and lactase for dairy.’
    • ‘Liver enzymes, amylase, and lipase were normal, as was an upper abdominal ultrasound examination.’
    • ‘You need a supplement that provides all of the three main groups of enzymes - amylase, protease and lipase - to break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins.’
    • ‘Studies on lipase showed that enzyme catalysis, substrate binding, and substrate releasing correspond to different types of motion styles.’
    • ‘Intriguingly, enzymes such as lipase, lysozyme, and subtilisin retained their activities in organic solvents.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek lipos fat + -ase.

Pronunciation:

lipase

/ˈliˌpās//ˈlīpāz/