Definition of spansule in English:


Line breaks: span|sule
Pronunciation: /ˈspansjuːl


A capsule which when swallowed releases one or more medicinal drugs over a set period.
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  • 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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