Steapsin Ste*ap"sin (st[-e]*[a^]p"s[i^]n), n. (Physiol. Chem.) An unorganized ferment or enzyme present in pancreatic juice. It decomposes neutral fats into glycerin and fatty acids. [1913 Webster]

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  • Steapsin — belongs to the class of digestive enzymes called lipases found in the pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of triglycerides (main constituent in vegetable oils and animal fat) to fatty acids and glycerol. When food travels through the… …   Wikipedia

  • steapsin — [stē ap′sin] n. [< Gr stea(r), fat (see STONE) + (PE)PSIN] Biochem. the lipase present in pancreatic juice …   English World dictionary

  • steapsin — /stee ap sin/, n. Biochem. the lipase present in pancreatic juice. [1895 1900; STEA(R) + (PE)PSIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • steapsin — SYN: triacylglycerol lipase. * * * ste·ap·sin stē ap sən n the lipase in pancreatic juice * * * n. see lipase …   Medical dictionary

  • Steapsin — Ste|ap|sin [ʃt..., st...] das; s, e <zu gr. stéar, Gen. stéatos »Fett, Talg«, pépsis »Verdauung« u. ↑> (veraltet) svw. ↑Lipase …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • steapsin — n. digestive enzyme that converts fat into fatty acids and glycerol (Biochemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • steapsin — ste·ap·sin …   English syllables

  • steapsin — n.; see lipase …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • steapsin — ste•ap•sin [[t]stiˈæp sɪn[/t]] n. biochem. the lipase present in pancreatic juice • Etymology: 1895–1900; < Gk stéa(r) fat + (pe) psin …   From formal English to slang

  • steapsin — /stiˈæpsən/ (say stee apsuhn) noun the lipase of the pancreatic juice. {blend of stearin and pepsin} …   Australian English dictionary

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