|1.||a small round ball, esp of compressed matter: a wax pellet|
|2.||a. an imitation bullet used in toy guns|
|b. a piece of small shot|
|3.||a stone ball formerly used as a catapult or cannon missile|
|4.||ornithol cast, Also called: casting a mass of undigested food, including bones, fur, feathers, etc, that is regurgitated by certain birds, esp birds of prey|
|5.||a small pill|
|6.||a raised area on coins and carved or moulded ornaments|
|7.||to strike with pellets|
|8.||to make or form into pellets|
|[C14: from Old French pelote, from Vulgar Latin pilota (unattested), from Latin pila ball]|
pellet pel·let (pěl'ĭt)
A small pill; a pilule.
A small rod-shaped or ovoid mass, as of compressed steroid hormones, intended for subcutaneous implantation in body tissues to provide timed release over an extended period of time.