Definition of patent medicine in English:

patent medicine

Syllabification: pat·ent med·i·cine


  • A proprietary medicine made and marketed under a patent and available without prescription.
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    • The ‘medicines’ include alcohol, tobacco, and patent medicines.
    • Chemists made up their own remedies in addition to selling the many patent medicines available.
    • Suppliers should not make available patent medicines whose ingredients are not certain, and practitioners should not prescribe them.

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