proprietary medicine

n.

A medicinal compound whose formula and often mode of manufacture are owned by an individual or corporation under a trademark or patent.

Nearby words

  1. propranolol,
  2. propria,
  3. proprietary,
  4. proprietary colony,
  5. proprietary hospital,
  6. proprietary name,
  7. proprieties,
  8. proprietor,
  9. proprietorial,
  10. proprietress


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