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Medical Term:

proprietary name

Pronunciation: pro-pri'e-tar'e nam


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 (®).

[L. proprietas, ownership]

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