Pharmaceutically, a non-endogenous compound in the field of biological/organic chemistry. Essentially meaning, the unnatural occurence or man made molecule.
Oxymorphone is a semi synthetic compound derived from naturally occurring thebaine and morphine found within the opium poppy plant. Fentanyl, another opioid agonist is not derived from any endogenous compound; therefore it is considered a fully synthetic chemical.
by j-hood3 September 20, 2009
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Fake. Unnatural fibers used in braiding hair.
"Gurl, you know that synthetic hair only costs 99 cents..."
by The cherry 1! July 16, 2005