Generical
Generic Ge*ner"ic, Generical Ge*ner"ic*al, a. [L. genus, generis, race, kind: cf. F. g['e]n['e]rique. See {Gender}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Biol.) Pertaining to a genus or kind; relating to a genus, as distinct from a species, or from another genus; as, a generic description; a generic difference; a generic name. [WordNet sense 1] [1913 Webster]

2. Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or their characteristics; -- opposed to {specific}. [WordNet sense 3] [1913 Webster]

3. (Commerce) Not protected by trademark; -- used especially of the names of medications; as, a generic drug; the generic name of Rogaine is minoxidil. [WordNet sense 2] [PJC]

Note: Since patented medications cannot be sold except under license from the patentee, medication which is still under patent is not typically sold as a {generic drug}, i.e., sold under its generic name, though it can be referred to by its generic name. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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