Definition of clopidogrel in US English:

clopidogrel

noun

Pharmacology
  • A drug that inhibits the aggregation of blood platelets, used chiefly to prevent thrombotic complications in patients with atherosclerosis.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in USAN & USP Dictionary Drug Names. From -clopid- + -o- + -grel, element occasionally used in names of drugs inhibiting platelet aggregation.

Pronunciation

clopidogrel

/klə(ʊ)ˈpɪdəɡrɛl/