Definition of Xenical in English:

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Xenical

Pronunciation: /ˈzenikal/

noun

trademark
A synthetic drug that blocks pancreatic enzymes used in the digestion of fats, used to treat obesity.
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.

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Syllabification: Xen·i·cal

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