patent

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

pa·tent

adj \ˈpat-ənt, British usually ˈpāt-\

Definition of PATENT

1
: protected by a trademark or a trade name so as to establish proprietary rights analogous to those conveyed by a patent : proprietary <patent drugs>
2
\ˈpāt-\: affording free passage : being open and unobstructed <the nose patent with no pathological discharge—Journal of the American Medical Association>

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