from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic drug, C12H15ClO3, used primarily to reduce abnormally elevated levels of plasma cholesterol and triglyceride.
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- n. A synthetic fibrate, ethyl 2-(4-chlorophenoxy)-2-methylpropanoate
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- n. a drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases
clofibr(ic acid) (perhaps c(h)lo(ro)- + fibr(o)- + -ic) + -ate2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)