From The School of Biomedical Sciences Wiki
Lipolysis is the catabolism of triacylglycerols (TAG) which are stored in the form of lipids. It involves the hydrolysis of triglycerides into glycerol and fatty acids. It's an important part of homeostasis and occurs in most tissues.
- ↑ Prog Lipid Res. 2011 Jan; 50(1-4): 14–27. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3031774/)