caplet

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noun cap·let \ˈka-plət\

Definition of caplet

  1. :  a capsule-shaped medicinal tablet The name Caplets was formerly a U.S. registered trademark.

Origin and Etymology of caplet

1capsule + tablet


First Known Use: 1937


Medical Dictionary

caplet

noun cap·let \ˈka-plət\

Medical Definition of caplet

  1. :  a capsule-shaped medicinal tablet <After Tylenol capsules were twice contaminated with cyanide, … the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company phased out capsules entirely, replacing them with either capsule-shaped tablets known as caplets or gelatin-covered tablets, known as gelcaps, that look like capsules.—Malcolm Gladwell, The Washington Post, 6 Mar. 1991>


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