fibrate

noun

fi·​brate ˈfī-ˌbrāt How to pronounce fibrate (audio)
ˈfi-
: any of a group of triglyceride-lowering drugs (such as gemfibrozil) that are derivatives of clofibrate

Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fibrate was in 1983

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“Fibrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrate. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

fibrate

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