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lipotropic

[lip-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, lahy-puh-] /ˌlɪp əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌlaɪ pə-/
adjective, Chemistry, Biochemistry
1.
having an affinity for lipids and thus preventing or correcting excess accumulation of fat in the liver.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; lipo-1 + -tropic
Related forms
lipotropism
[li-po-truh-piz-uh m, lahy-] /lɪˈpɒ trəˌpɪz əm, laɪ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lipotropic

lipophilic

/ˌlɪpəʊˈfɪlɪk/
adjective
1.
(chem) having an affinity for lipids

lipotropic

/ˌlɪpəʊˈtrɒpɪk/
adjective
1.
(biochem) (of a substance) increasing the utilization of fat by the tissues
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