clofibrate

[ kloh-fahy-breyt, -fib-reyt ]
/ kloʊˈfaɪ breɪt, -ˈfɪb reɪt /

noun Pharmacology.

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

Nearby words

  1. cloddishly,
  2. clodhopper,
  3. clodhopping,
  4. clodpoll,
  5. cloete,
  6. clog,
  7. clog dance,
  8. clogger,
  9. cloggy,
  10. cloison

Origin of clofibrate

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

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Medicine 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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