[kloh-fahy-breyt, -fib-reyt]

noun Pharmacology.

a substance, C12H15ClO3, used principally to reduce elevated plasma triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

Origin of clofibrate

1960–65; clofibr(ic acid) (perhaps c(h)lo(ro)-2 + fibr- + -ic) + -ate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

clofibrate in Medicine


[klō-fībrāt, -fĭbrāt]


A synthetic drug formerly prescribed to reduce abnormally elevated levels of plasma cholesterol and triglyceride.
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