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pilule

[pil-yool]
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noun
  1. a small pill (contrasted with bolus).
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Origin of pilule

From the Latin word pilula, dating back to 1535–45. See pile4, -ule
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British Dictionary definitions for pilule

pilule

noun
  1. a small pill
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Derived Formspilular, adjective

Word Origin

C16: via French from Latin pilula little ball, from pila ball
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pilule in Medicine

pilule

(pĭlyōōl)
n.
  1. A small pill or pellet.
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