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clofibrate

noun clo·fi·brate \klō-ˈfī-ˌbrāt, -ˈfi-\

Definition of CLOFIBRATE

:  a compound C12H15ClO3 used especially to lower abnormally high concentrations of fats and cholesterol in the blood

Origin of CLOFIBRATE

perhaps from chlor- + fibr- + 1-ate
First Known Use: 1964
Medical Dictionary

clofibrate

noun clo·fi·brate \klō-ˈfīb-ˌrāt, -ˈfib-\

Medical Definition of CLOFIBRATE

:  a synthetic drug C12H15ClO3 used especially to lower abnormally high concentrations of fats and cholesterol in the blood

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