Adipolytic Ad`i*po*lyt"ic, a. [L. adeps, adipis, fat + Gr. ? to loose.] (Chem.) Hydrolyzing fats; converting neutral fats into glycerin and free fatty acids, esp. by the action of an enzyme; as, adipolytic action. Contrast {saponify}, to hydrolyze fat by the action of an alkali. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||

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