Definition of Xenical in English:


Line breaks: Xen|ic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˈzɛnɪk(ə)l


[mass noun] trademark
A synthetic drug which blocks pancreatic enzymes involved in the digestion of fats, used to treat obesity.
More example sentences
  • The drug orlistat, or Xenical, which blocks the body's ability to absorb dietary fat, also shows promise.
  • Roche is the maker of the weight loss drug Xenical.
  • Products included the anti-impotence drug Viagra, the antidepressant Prozac and the anti-obesity drug Xenical.


1990s: of unknown origin.

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