fibrate

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

Definition of fibrate

: any of a group of triglyceride-lowering drugs (such as gemfibrozil) that are derivatives of clofibrate

First Known Use of fibrate

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Fibrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrate. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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fibrate

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

Medical Definition of fibrate

: any of a group of triglyceride-lowering drugs (such as fenofibrate and gemfibrozil) that are derivatives of clofibrate … we conclude that the benefit of adding a fibrate to statin therapy in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes remains unproven.— Allison B. Goldfine et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 11 Aug. 2011

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