pilule

pilule

[pil-yool]
noun
a small pill (contrasted with bolus ).

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin pilula. See pile4, -ule

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pilule (ˈpɪljuːl)
 
n
a small pill
 
[C16: via French from Latin pilula little ball, from pila ball]
 
'pilular
 
adj

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pilule pil·ule (pĭl'yōōl)
n.
A small pill or pellet.

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