Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Avoid these words. Seriously.

lovastatin

[loh-vuh-stat-n] /ˌloʊ vəˈstæt n/
noun
1.
a drug, C 24 H 36 O 8 , that reduces the levels of fats in the blood by altering the enzyme activity in the liver that produces lipids.
Origin of lovastatin
1985-1990
First recorded in 1985-90; of undetermined orig.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
lovastatin in Medicine

lovastatin lo·va·stat·in (lō'və-stāt'n)
n.
A cholesterol-lowering agent isolated from a strain of Aspergillus terreus. Also called mevinolin.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for lovastatin

Word Value for lovastatin

0
16
Scrabble Words With Friends