gelcap

noun

gel·​cap ˈjel-ˌkap How to pronounce gelcap (audio)
: a capsule-shaped tablet coated with gelatin for easy swallowing

Examples of gelcap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Avodart is taken by mouth as a gelcap at a daily 0.5-mg dose. Elizabeth Boskey, Verywell Health, 5 June 2023 The general rules for Aleve dosage are: Take one tablet, caplet, gelcap or liquid gel every 8 to 12 hours while symptoms last. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gelcap was in 1986

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“Gelcap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gelcap. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

gelcap

noun
gel·​cap ˈjel-ˌkap How to pronounce gelcap (audio)
: a capsule-shaped tablet coated with gelatin for easy swallowing

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