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biosimilar Syllabification: bi·o·sim·i·lar
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˈsim(ə)lər/

Definition of biosimilar in English:


A biopharmaceutical drug designed to have active properties similar to one that has previously been licensed: copycat drug makers use an innovator’s research data to make biosimilars
More example sentences
  • Based on European experience, Amgen could sell its biosimilar at a price discount of 15-20 percent versus Neupogen upon launch.
  • Since these agents are not considered bioequivalent, the pharmacy cannot substitute a biosimilar for the branded version.
  • So far, the only country where a Celltrion-made biosimilar is on the market is South Korea.


Early 21st century: from bio- + similar.

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