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.

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Origin of lipotropic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM lipotropic

li·pot·ro·pism [li-po-truh-piz-uhm, 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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