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pilule

[ pil-yool ]
/ ˈpɪl yul /
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noun

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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How to use pilule in a sentence

  • So that conjuror's passion-flower to which I have likened this case all but folded itself up into its original pilule again.

    A Case in Camera|Oliver Onions

British Dictionary definitions for pilule

pilule
/ (ˈpɪljuːl) /

noun

a small pill

Derived forms of pilule

pilular, adjective

Word Origin for pilule

C16: via French from Latin pilula little ball, from pila ball
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for pilule

pilule
[ pĭlyōōl ]

n.

A small pill or pellet.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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