semisynthetic

adjective
semi·​syn·​thet·​ic | \ ˌse-mē-sin-ˈthe-tik How to pronounce semisynthetic (audio) , 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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semisynthetic

adjective
semi·​syn·​thet·​ic | \ -sin-ˈthet-ik How to pronounce semisynthetic (audio) \

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

Other Words from semisynthetic

semisynthetically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce semisynthetically (audio) \ adverb

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