generic name

n.
  1. The official nonproprietary name of a drug, under which it is licensed and identified by the manufacturer.
  2. The first name of the two-part Latin taxonomic name of an organism, which specifies the biological genus.
  3. A designation formerly used to indicate the class or type of a compound.
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