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Pronunciation: pil


  1. A small globular mass of some coherent, but soluble, substance containing a medicinal substance to be swallowed.
  2. The Pill; a colloquial term for oral contraceptives.

[L. pilula; dim. of pila, ball]

See Also: tablet

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