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Proprietary name

proprietary name
(Science: pharmacology) The protected brand name or trademark, registered with the U.S. Patent office, under which a manufacturer markets its product. It is written with a capital initial letter and is often further distinguished by a superscript R in a circle.
Compare: generic name, nonproprietary name.
Origin: L. Proprietas, ownership


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