Examples from the Web for excipient
A pharmaceutical preparation, in which glycerin is employed as the excipient.
For an excipient in manipulating a pill mass which do you prefer—the magnesia carbonate or the pulverised glycerrhiza radix?Strictly Business|O. Henry
An excipient for medicinal agents when they are to be administered in the form of bolus.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
The sugar of milk, about 10 per cent., or 1⁄2 grain per pill, no doubt is simply an excipient.
Excipient, ek-sip′i-ent, n. a substance mixed with a medicine to give it consistence, or used as a vehicle for its administration.