• Definition for "patent medicine"
    • A medicine that's safeguarded by a patent.
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patent medicine definition

  • noun:
    • A medicine that's safeguarded by a patent.
    • Any medicine with a proprietary formula that can be bought without a prescription, regardless of whether its shielded by a patent.
    • medicine that is protected by a patent and readily available without a doctor's prescription
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