lipotropic

[ lip-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, lahy-puh- ]
/ ˌlɪp əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌlaɪ pə- /

adjective Chemistry, Biochemistry.

having an affinity for lipids and thus preventing or correcting excess accumulation of fat in the liver.

Nearby words

  1. liposome,
  2. liposuck,
  3. liposuction,
  4. lipotrophic,
  5. lipotrophy,
  6. lipotropin,
  7. lipovaccine,
  8. lipoxygenase,
  9. lippe,
  10. lipped

Origin of lipotropic

First recorded in 1930–35; lipo-1 + -tropic

Related formsli·pot·ro·pism [li-po-truh-piz-uh m, lahy-] /lɪˈpɒ trəˌpɪz əm, laɪ-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lipotropic

lipotropic

/ (ˌlɪpəʊˈtrɒpɪk) /

adjective

biochem (of a substance) increasing the utilization of fat by the tissues
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