semisynthetic

[sem-ee-sin-thet-ik, sem-ahy-]

Origin of semisynthetic

First recorded in 1935–40; semi- + synthetic
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semisynthetic in Medicine

semisynthetic

[sĕm′ē-sĭn-thĕtĭk, sĕm′ī-]
adj.
  1. Prepared by chemical synthesis from natural materials, as of a pharmaceutical.
  2. Consisting of a mixture of natural and synthetic substances.
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