blister pack

noun
variants: or less commonly blister card
|Updated on: 7 Aug 2018

Definition of blister pack

1 : a package holding and displaying merchandise in a clear plastic case sealed to a sheet of cardboard
  • Thousands of products, from rubber bands to radios, are sold in blister packs, tight-fitting sandwiches of plastic and cardboard.
  • —Ellen Ruppel Shell
2 : a card holding usually medicinal tablets or capsules that are individually packaged in a clear plastic case sealed to the card
  • A study presented to the American Heart Association found elderly patients taking high-blood-pressure medication were more likely to have prescriptions refilled on time if their drugs came in a blister pack. Unlike bottles, blister packs act as pill calendars—making it easier to determine when a pill has been taken.
  • —David Bjerklie

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First Known Use of blister pack

1955

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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blister pack

noun
variants: also blister card

medical Definition of blister pack

: a card holding usually medicinal tablets or capsules that are individually packaged in a clear plastic case sealed to the card

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