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derivative

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adjective de·riv·a·tive \di-ˈriv-ət-iv\

Medical Definition of derivative

  1. 1:  formed by derivation

  2. 2:  made up of or marked by derived elements




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derivative

noun de·riv·a·tive

Medical Definition of derivative

  1. 1:  something that is obtained from, grows out of, or results from an earlier or more fundamental state or condition

  2. 2a:  a chemical substance related structurally to another substance and theoretically derivable from itb:  a substance that can be made from another substance





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