Definition of lipolysis in English:

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lipolysis

Pronunciation: /liˈpäləsis/ /lī-/

noun

Physiology
The breakdown of fats and other lipids by hydrolysis to release fatty acids.
Example sentences
  • First, in men, testosterone stimulates lipolysis, inducing an increase in free fatty acid release from the visceral fat depots.
  • Taking the extended-release formulation at bedtime may diminish lipolysis and the release of free fatty acids to the liver, limiting the usual diurnal increase in plasma triglycerides.
  • When lipolysis outraces lipogenesis and releases fatty acids into the blood, they diffuse into all cells of the body to be used as fuel.

Derivatives

lipolytic

Pronunciation: /ˌlipəˈlitik/ /ˌlī-/
adjective
Example sentences
  • During the postinjury catabolic and lipolytic response, one would expect insecticides, as well as other lipophilic chemicals, to be released from fat depots.
  • Finally, growth hormone is lipolytic, inducing the breakdown of tissue lipids and thus providing energy supplies that are used to support the stimulated protein synthesis induced by increased amino acid uptake.
  • In addition to its powerful, extended-release thermogenic and lipolytic activity, it can also be an excellent pre-workout pick-me-up.

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Syllabification: li·pol·y·sis

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