steatolysis


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ste·a·tol·y·sis

 (stē′ə-tŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Digestive emulsification of fats before absorption and assimilation.

steatolysis

(ˌstɪəˈtɒlɪsɪs)
n
1. (Physiology) the digestive process whereby fats are emulsified and then hydrolysed to fatty acids and glycerine
2. (Physiology) the breaking down of fat