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nonproprietary name

nonproprietary name in Medicine

nonproprietary name non·pro·pri·e·tary name (nŏn'prə-prī'ĭ-těr'ē)
n.
A short name of a chemical, drug, or other substance not subject to trademark rights but recognized by government agencies and other organizations.

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