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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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