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clofibrate

[kloh-fahy-breyt, -fib-reyt] /kloʊˈfaɪ breɪt, -ˈfɪb reɪt/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a substance, C 12 H 15 ClO 3 , used principally to reduce elevated plasma triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; clofibr(ic acid) (perhaps c(h)lo(ro)-2 + fibr- + -ic) + -ate2
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clofibrate in Medicine

clofibrate clo·fi·brate (klō-fī'brāt, -fĭb'rāt)
n.
A synthetic drug used primarily to reduce abnormally elevated levels of plasma cholesterol and triglyceride.

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