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1. Prepared by chemical synthesis from natural materials: a semisynthetic antibiotic.
2. Consisting of a mixture of natural and synthetic substances: a semisynthetic culture medium.
(Textiles) textiles partly synthetic and partly natural in composition
sem•i•syn•thet•ic(ˌsɛm i sɪnˈθɛt ɪk, ˌsɛm aɪ-)
derived synthetically from one or more substances of natural origin.
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|Adj.||1.||semisynthetic - not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"|
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions