Last modified on 26 May 2014, at 14:40

bioidentical

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

bio- +‎ identical

AdjectiveEdit

bioidentical (not comparable)

  1. (of a synthetic hormone, etc.) Identical to that which is naturally produced by the body.
    • 2007 August 28, Roni Caryn Rabin, “For a Low-Dose Hormone, Take Your Pick”, New York Times:
      Many women seeking natural remedies have turned to compounding pharmacies, druggists who promise so-called bioidentical hormones that are chemically synthesized but have the same molecular structure as hormones produced by a woman’s body.

NounEdit

bioidentical (plural bioidenticals)

  1. A bioidentical form of something.