steapsin


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ste·ap·sin

 (stē-ăp′sĭn)
n.
A digestive enzyme of pancreatic juice that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats to fatty acids and glycerol.

[Greek stear, tallow; see stāi- in Indo-European roots + (pe)psin.]

steapsin

(stɪˈæpsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem a pancreatic lipase
[C19: from Greek stear fat + pepsin]

ste•ap•sin

(stiˈæp sɪn)

n.
the lipase present in pancreatic juice.
[1895–1900; < Greek stéa(r) fat + (pe) psin]
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The pancreatic juice contains enzymes for digesting proteins (trypsin), carbohydrates (amylopsin), lipids (steapsin), and rennin for coagulating milk.
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