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[fos-foh-lahy-peys, -peyz] /ˌfɒs foʊˈlaɪ peɪs, -peɪz/

noun, Biochemistry.
any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the breaking down of .

phospholipase phos·pho·lip·ase (fŏs’fō-lĭp’ās’, -lī’pās’)
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a phospholipid. Also called lecithinase.


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