|adj.||1.||able to be sold legally without a doctor's prescription; - of medicinal drugs. Contrasted with |
|2.||(Finance) not quoted on a stock exchange; sold only through private negotiations between buyer and seller; - of securities; |
|Adj.||1.||over-the-counter - purchasable without a doctor's prescription; "nonprescription drugs"; "an over-the-counter cold remedy"|
prescription - available only with a doctor's written prescription; "a prescription drug"
|2.||over-the-counter - (of securities) not quoted on a stock exchange; "over-the-counter stocks"|