Definition of lipase noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlaɪpeɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪpeɪz//
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an enzyme (= a chemical substance in the body) that makes fats change into acids and alcohol Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek lipos ‘fat’ + -ase.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lipase