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spansule Syllabification: span·sule
Pronunciation: /ˈspanso͞ol/

Definition of spansule in English:


A capsule that when swallowed releases one or more medicinal drugs over a set period.
Example sentences
  • I could see various prescription bottles on her dressing table: spansules that woke her up and tablets that put her to sleep.
  • The spansule can be opened and the contents placed onto food if the patient has trouble taking pills or capsules.


1950s: blend of the noun span1 and capsule.

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