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Medical Term:

semisynthetic

Pronunciation: sem'e-sin-thet'ik

Definition: Describing the process of synthesizing a particular chemical using a naturally occurring chemical as a starting material, thus obviating part of a total synthesis, the conversion of cholesterol (obtained from a natural source) into a corticosteroid.

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