Orlistat meaning

ôrlĭ-stăt
A drug, C29 H53 NO5 , that inhibits lipase and is used to facilitate weight loss.
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A drug, C29 H53 NO5 , that reduces dietary fat absorption by inhibiting the enzyme lipase, used in the management of obesity.
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Origin of orlistat

  • or(tho)– li(p)stat(in) naturally occurring lipase inhibitor (lip(ase)) (–stat) (–in)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition