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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lipase an enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lipase A widely distributed ferment occurring in both the animal and the vegetable world, which splits fats into fatty acids and glycerin, is also capable of bringing about the synthesis of fats, and is thus reversible in its action. The synthetic activity of this ferment was first demonstrated by Kastle and Loeven-hart, and Hanriot.
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In literature:

The lipases split the fats to fatty acids and glycerol.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
A fat splitting enzyme is called a lipase.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In news:

Scientists Triple The Fat-Burning Power Of Enzyme Lipase .
Switching on lipase fires up metabolism.
"High triglycerides are a major problem for many people and we knew the lipase enzyme had the ability to break the fats down," said Ed Schuler, BIO-CAT CEO.
A gene therapy treatment for lipoprotein lipase deficiency may soon be approved in Europe.
Spit-Up Flush with cool water, then apply a detergent or an all-purpose stain remover with enzymes directly to the stain (look for proteases, amylases, lipases, or cellulases in the ingredient list).