bioidentical

adjective bio·iden·ti·cal \ ˌbī-ō-ī-ˈden-ti-kəl \

Definition of bioidentical

: having the same molecular structure as a substance produced in the body
  • bioidentical estrogens

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First Known Use of bioidentical

1997

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bioidentical

adjective bio·iden·ti·cal \ ˌbī-ō-ī-ˈden-ti-kəl \

medical Definition of bioidentical

: having the same molecular structure as a substance produced in the body
  • bioidentical hormones

bioidentical

noun
    • Proponents of bioidenticals suggest that they are safer than other hormones because they mimic a woman's hormones.
    • —Roni Caryn RabinThe New York Times28 Aug. 2007

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