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patent medicine

noun

Definition of PATENT MEDICINE

:  a packaged nonprescription drug which is protected by a trademark and whose contents are incompletely disclosed; also :  any drug that is a proprietary
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First Known Use of PATENT MEDICINE

1770
Medical Dictionary

patent medicine

noun pat·ent medicine \ˈpat-ənt-, British usually ˈpāt-\

Medical Definition of PATENT MEDICINE

:  a packaged nonprescription drug which is protected by a trademark and whose contents are incompletely disclosed; also :  any drug that is a proprietary

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