Definition of excipient
: a usually inert substance (as gum arabic or starch) that forms a vehicle (as for a drug)
Origin of excipient
Latin excipient-, excipiens, present participle of excipere to take out, take up — more at except
First Known Use: circa 1753
Medical Definition of excipient
: a usually inert substance (as gum arabic, syrup, lanolin, or starch) that forms a vehicle (as for a drug or antigen); especially : one that in the presence of sufficient liquid gives a medicated mixture the adhesive quality needed for the preparation of pills or tablets
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