biosimilar

[ bahy-oh-sim-uh-ler ]

noun
  1. a biopharmaceutical that is very similar, but not identical, to a previously manufactured one: Do the biosimilars require fewer clinical trials?

adjective
  1. of or relating to biopharmaceuticals that closely resemble previously manufactured ones: biosimilar products; biosimilar medicine.

Origin of biosimilar

1
First recorded in 2000–05; bio(pharmaceutical) + similar

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