the lipase present in pancreatic juice.
(biochem) a pancreatic lipase
steapsin ste·ap·sin (stē-āp’sĭn)
A digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats to fatty acids and glycerol. Also called triacylglycerol lipase.
1. variant of stearo- before a vowel: stearate.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt or ester of stearic acid. noun 1. any salt or ester of stearic acid stearate ste·a·rate (stē’ə-rāt’, stēr’āt’) n. A salt or an ester of stearic acid. stearate (stē’ə-rāt’, stîr’āt’) A salt or ester of stearic acid, containing the group C17H35COO.
adjective 1. of or relating to suet or fat. 2. of or derived from stearic acid. adjective 1. of or relating to suet or fat 2. of, consisting of, containing, or derived from stearic acid
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, waxlike, sparingly water-soluble, odorless solid, C 1 8 H 3 6 O 2 , the most common fatty acid, occurring as the glyceride in tallow and other animal fats and in some animal oils: used chiefly in the manufacture of soaps, stearates, candles, cosmetics, and in medicine in suppositories and […]