lipotropic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1903 promoting the physiological utilization of fat <
lipotropic dietary factors
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  • Lipotropic — compounds are those which help catalyse the break down of fat during metabolismin the body.Choline is the major lipotrope in mammals and other known lipotropes are important only insofar as they contribute to the synthesis of choline (Barak,… …   Wikipedia

  • lipotropic — adj. (Chem.) having an affinity for lipids. Syn: lipophilic. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lipotropic — [lip΄ō träp′ik, lip΄əträp′ik; lī΄pōträp′ ik, lī΄pəträp′ik] adj. [ LIPO + TROPIC] regulating or reducing the accumulation of fat in the body or its organs lipotropism [li pä′trə piz΄əm, līpä′trə piz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • lipotropic — 1. Pertaining to substances preventing or correcting excessive fat deposits in liver such as occurs in choline deficiency. 2. Relating to lipotropy. * * * li·po·tro·pic .lip ō trō pik, .līp , träp ik also li·po·tro·phic trō fik adj promoting the… …   Medical dictionary

  • lipotropic — lipotropism /li po treuh piz euhm, luy /, n. /lip euh trop ik, troh pik, luy peuh /, adj. Chem., Biochem. having an affinity for lipids and thus preventing or correcting excess accumulation of fat in the liver. [1930 35; LIPO 1 + TROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • lipotropic — adjective a) having an affinity for lipids; lipophilic b) helping to metabolize lipids See Also: lipotropin …   Wiktionary

  • lipotropic — adj. having an affinity for lipids and therefore preventing the buildup of excess fat in the liver (Biochemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lipotropic — li·po·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • lipotropic — adj. describing a substance that promotes the transport of fatty acids from the liver to the tissues or accelerates the utilization of fat in the liver itself. An example of such a substance is the amino acid methionine …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • lipotropic — lip•o•trop•ic [[t]ˌlɪp əˈtrɒp ɪk, ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌlaɪ pə [/t]] adj. biochem. having an affinity for lipids and thus preventing or correcting excess accumulation of fat in the liver • Etymology: 1930–35 li•pot•ro•pism lɪˈpɒ trəˌpɪz əm, laɪ n …   From formal English to slang

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