patent medicine

  • 1 patent medicine — ► NOUN ▪ a medicine made and marketed under a patent and available without prescription …

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  • 2 patent medicine — pat·ent medicine n: a packaged nonprescription drug which is protected by a trademark and whose contents are incompletely disclosed; also: any drug that is a proprietary Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 3 patent medicine — noun count a medicine that you can buy from a store without a doctor s PRESCRIPTION …

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  • 4 patent medicine — [pat′ nt] n. a trademarked medical preparation that can be bought without a physician s prescription …

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  • 5 patent medicine — pat·ent medicine pat ənt , Brit usu pāt n a packaged nonprescription drug which is protected by a trademark and whose contents are incompletely disclosed also any drug that is a proprietary * * * a drug or remedy protected by a trademark,… …

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  • 6 Patent medicine — E.W. Kemble s Death s Laboratory in Collier s in 1906 Patent medicine refers to medical compounds of questionable effectiveness sold under a variety of names and labels. The term patent medicine is somewhat of a misnomer because, in most cases,… …

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  • 7 patent medicine — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms patent medicine : singular patent medicine plural patent medicines a medicine that you can buy from a shop without a doctor s prescription …

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  • 8 patent medicine — patent medi|cine [ˌpeıtnt ˈmedsən US ˌpætnt ˈmedısən] n a medicine which can be bought without a ↑prescription (=a written order from your doctor) = ↑over the counter …

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  • 9 patent medicine — noun a) A medicine that is protected by a patent. b) Any medicine with a proprietary formula which can be bought without a prescription, irrespective of whether it is protected by a patent …

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  • 10 patent medicine — 1. a medicine sold without a prescription in drugstores or by sales representatives, and usually protected by a trademark. 2. a medicine distributed by a company having a patent on its manufacture. [1760 70] * * * …

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  • 11 patent medicine — noun medicine that is protected by a patent and available without a doctor s prescription (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug • Hyponyms: ↑nostrum …

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  • 12 patent medicine — noun a medicine made and marketed under a patent and available without prescription …

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  • 13 patent medicine — /peɪtnt ˈmɛdəsən/ (say paytnt meduhsuhn) noun a medicine distributed by a company which has a patent on its manufacture …

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  • 14 patent medicine — /ˌpeɪt(ə)nt med(ə)s(ə)n/ noun a medicine which is registered as a patent …

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  • 15 patent medicine — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. trademarked medicine, prepared medicine, over the counter medicine, packaged medicine, drugs, nostrum, panacea, cure all, patented medicine; see also medicine 2 …

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  • 16 patent medicine — A medicine compounded by a manufacturer according to his own formula. 25 Am J2d Drugs § 3. The term does not convey the idea that the medicine is a patented medicine. Jacobs v Beecham, 221 US 263, 55 L Ed 729, 31 S CI 555 …

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  • 17 patent medicine — Synonyms and related words: balm, balsam, drops, drug, electuary, elixir, ethical drug, generic name, herbs, inhalant, lincture, linctus, materia medica, medicament, medication, medicinal, medicinal herbs, medicine, mixture, nonprescription drug …

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  • 18 patent medicine — pat′ent med′icine n. 1) pha a nonprescription drug that is protected by the trademark of a company that owns the patent on its manufacture or is licensed to distribute it 2) pha any proprietary drug • Etymology: 1760–70 …

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  • 19 patent medicine — A packaged health remedy for public use, protected by letters patent and sold over the counter without a physician s prescription. Board of Pharmacy v. Sherman, 74 N.J.Super. 417, 181 A.2d 418, 419 …

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  • 20 patent medicine — noun (C) a medicine which can be bought without a prescription (=a written order from your doctor) …

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