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1. acting on fat metabolism by hastening removal, or decreasing the deposit, of fat in the liver.
2. an agent that so acts.
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lipotropic(lip″ō-trō′pik, trop′ik) [ lipo- + -tropic]
Having an affinity for lipids, as with certain dyes (e.g., Sudan III, which stains fat readily).lipotropism (-trö′pizm) lipotropy (-trö′pē)
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