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pilule

[pil-yool] /ˈpɪl yul/
noun
1.
a small pill (contrasted with bolus).
Origin of pilule
1535-1545
From the Latin word pilula, dating back to 1535-45. See pile4, -ule
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British Dictionary definitions for pilule

pilule

/ˈpɪljuːl/
noun
1.
a small pill
Derived Forms
pilular, adjective
Word Origin
C16: via French from Latin pilula little ball, from pila ball
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pilule in Medicine

pilule pil·ule (pĭl'yōōl)
n.
A small pill or pellet.

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