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semisynthetic

 [sem″e-sin-thet´ik]
produced by chemical manipulation of naturally occurring substances.

sem·i·syn·thet·ic

(sem'ē-sin-thet'ik),
Describing the process of synthesizing a particular chemical using a naturally occurring chemical as a starting material, thus obviating part of a total synthesis, for example, the conversion of cholesterol (obtained from a natural source) into a corticosteroid.

semisynthetic

/semi·syn·thet·ic/ (-sin-thet´ik) produced by chemical manipulation of naturally occurring substances.

semisynthetic

(sĕm′ē-sĭn-thĕt′ĭk, sĕm′ī-)
adj.
1. Prepared by chemical synthesis from natural materials: a semisynthetic antibiotic.
2. Consisting of a mixture of natural and synthetic substances: a semisynthetic culture medium.

semisynthetic

[-sinthet′ik]
Etymology: L, semi, half; Gk, synthesis, putting together
pertaining to a natural substance that has been partially altered by chemical manipulation.

sem·i·syn·thet·ic

(sem'ē-sin-thet'ik)
Describing the process of synthesizing a particular chemical using a naturally occurring chemical as a starting material, thus obviating part of a total synthesis.

sem·i·syn·thet·ic

(sem'ē-sin-thet'ik)
Describing process of synthesizing a particular chemical using a naturally occurring chemical as a starting material, thus obviating part of a total synthesis, e.g., conversion of cholesterol into a corticosteroid.

semisynthetic

produced by chemical manipulation of naturally occurring substances.