semisynthetic

adjective semi·syn·thet·ic \ ˌse-mē-sin-ˈthe-tik , ˌse-ˌmī- , -mi- \

Definition of semisynthetic

1 : produced by chemical alteration of a natural starting material
  • semisynthetic penicillins
2 : containing both chemically identified and complex natural ingredients
  • a semisynthetic diet

First Known Use of semisynthetic

1937


Medical Dictionary

semisynthetic

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

medical Definition of semisynthetic

1 : produced by chemical alteration of a natural starting material
  • semisynthetic penicillins
2 : containing both chemically identified and complex natural ingredients
  • a semisynthetic diet

semisynthetically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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