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Medical Term:

triacylglycerol lipase


Definition: the fat-splitting enzyme in pancreatic juice; it hydrolyzes triacylglycerol to produce a diacylglycerol and a fatty acid anion; a deficiency of the hepatic enzyme results in hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia.

Synonym(s): lipase2, steapsin, tributyrase, tributyrinase

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