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noun cap·let \ ˈka-plət \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of caplet

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

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caplet

noun cap·let \ ˈka-plət \

medical Definition of caplet

: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 GladwellThe Washington Post6 Mar. 1991

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