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lip·o·trop·ic(lĭp′ō-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk, lī′pō-)
1. Preventing abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat in the liver.
2. Having an affinity for lipids.
li·pot′ro·py (lĭ-pŏt′rə-pē, lī-), li·pot′ro·pism n.
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(Biochemistry) (of a substance) increasing the utilization of fat by the tissues
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lip•o•trop•ic(ˌlɪp əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌlaɪ pə-)
having an affinity for lipids and thus preventing or correcting excess accumulation of fat in the liver.
li•pot•ro•pism (lɪˈpɒ trəˌpɪz əm, laɪ-) n.
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|Adj.||1.||lipotropic - having an affinity for lipids|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
oleophilic - having a strong affinity for oils rather than water
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