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patent medicine

noun

Definition of patent medicine

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



1770

First Known Use of patent medicine

1770


Medical Dictionary

patent medicine

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

Medical Definition of patent medicine

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




Law Dictionary

patent medicine

noun

Legal Definition of patent medicine

  1. :  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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