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biopharmaceutical

[ bahy-oh-fahr-muh-soo-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌfɑr məˈsu tɪ kəl /
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noun
a medical drug derived from biological components through biotechnology: Transgenic plants are used to make biopharmaceuticals.
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Origin of biopharmaceutical

First recorded in 1980–85; bio- + pharmaceutical

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British Dictionary definitions for biopharmaceutical

biopharmaceutical
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl) /

adjective
of or relating to drugs produced using biotechnology
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Medical definitions for biopharmaceutical

biopharmaceutical
[ bī′ō-fär′mə-sōōtĭ-kəl ]

n.
A drug created by means of biotechnology, especially genetic engineering.
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