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clofibrate

[ kloh-fahy-breyt, -fib-reyt ]
/ kloʊˈfaɪ breɪt, -ˈfɪb reɪt /
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noun Pharmacology.
a substance, C12H15ClO3, used principally to reduce elevated plasma triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
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Origin of clofibrate

1960–65; clofibr(ic acid) (perhaps c(h)lo(ro)-2 + fibr- + -ic) + -ate2

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Medical definitions for clofibrate

clofibrate
[ klō-fībrāt, -fĭbrāt ]

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