Definition of statin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstætɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstætɪn//
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a drug that people take to lower the level of cholesterol (= a substance in the body that can cause heart disease) in their blood. There are several types of statin. Statins are prescribed for patients at risk of heart disease and stroke.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: statin