orphan product n.
A medical device, test, or similar product that may be useful for certain diseases or disorders but that is not considered commercially viable; orphan drug.
[awr-fuh n] /ˈɔr fən/ noun 1. a child who has lost both parents through death, or, less commonly, one parent. 2. a young animal that has been deserted by or has lost its mother. 3. a person or thing that is without protective affiliation, sponsorship, etc.: The committee is an orphan of the previous administration. […]
- Orphan virus
orphan virus n. Any of various viruses, such as enteric orphan viruses, that may not be specifically associated with disease but may exhibit pathogenicity.
/ɔːˈfærɪən/ noun 1. a large lute in use during the 16th and 17th centuries
[awr-fee-uh s, -fyoos] /ˈɔr fi əs, -fyus/ noun 1. Greek Legend. a poet and musician, a son of Calliope, who followed his dead wife, Eurydice, to the underworld. By charming Hades, he obtained permission to lead her away, provided he did not look back at her until they returned to earth. But at the last […]