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semisynthetic

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adjective semi·syn·thet·ic \-sin-ˈthet-ik\

Medical Definition of semisynthetic

  1. 1:  produced by chemical alteration of a natural starting material <semisynthetic penicillins>

  2. 2:  containing both chemically identified and complex natural ingredients <a semisynthetic diet>

semisynthetically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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