pilule

[pil-yool]

noun

a small pill (contrasted with bolus).

Nearby words

  1. pilsudski,
  2. piltdown,
  3. piltdown man,
  4. piltz sign,
  5. pilular,
  6. pilum,
  7. pilumnus,
  8. pilus,
  9. pilus incarnatus,
  10. pim

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

a small pill
Derived Formspilular, adjective

Word Origin for pilule

C16: via French from Latin pilula little ball, from pila ball

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Medicine definitions for pilule

pilule

[pĭlyōōl]

n.

A small pill or pellet.

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