clofibrate

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

Definition of clofibrate

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

Origin and Etymology of clofibrate

perhaps from chlor- + fibr- + 1-ate


First Known Use: 1964


Medical Dictionary

clofibrate

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

Medical Definition of clofibrate

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


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