clofibrate

noun
clo·​fi·​brate | \ klō-ˈfī-ˌbrāt How to pronounce clofibrate (audio) , -ˈfi- \

Definition of clofibrate

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

First Known Use of clofibrate

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clofibrate

perhaps from chlor- + fibr- + -ate entry 1

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“Clofibrate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clofibrate. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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clofibrate

noun
clo·​fi·​brate | \ klō-ˈfīb-ˌrāt, -ˈfib- How to pronounce clofibrate (audio) \

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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