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[lip-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, lahy-puh-]
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adjective Chemistry, Biochemistry.
  1. 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
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


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