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lipotropic

[‚lip·ə′trä·pik]
(biochemistry)
Having an affinity for lipid compounds.
(pharmacology)
Having a preventive or curative effect on the deposition of excessive fat in abnormal sites.
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Choline as a main lipotropic agent, has an important role in the metabolism of fatty acids in poultry and increases the biodegradation of fatty acids to prevent the storage of fat in tissues (Azadmanesh and Jahanian 2014).