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pellet

 [pel´et]
a small pill or granule.

pel·let

(pel'et),
1. A pilule, or very small pill.
2. A small rod-shaped or ovoid dosage form that is sterile and is composed essentially of pure steroid hormones in compressed form, intended for subcutaneous implantation in body tissues; serves as a depot providing for the slow release of the hormone over an extended period of time.
[Fr. pelote; L. pila, a ball]

pellet

[pel′it]
a pilule or very small pill.

pel·let

(pel'ĕt)
1. A pilule, or very small pill.
2. A small, rod-shaped dosage form composed essentially of pure steroid hormones in compressed form, intended for subcutaneous implantation in body tissues; serves as a depot providing for the slow release of the hormone over an extended time.
[Fr. pelote; L. pila, a ball]

pellet,

n 1. mass of steroid hormones placed under the skin to be absorbed slowly.
2. pill that comprise sucrose and saturated with medicine used in homeopathy.

pel·let

(pel'ĕt)
A pilule, or very small pill.
[Fr. pelote; L. pila, a ball]

pellet (pel´it),

n a small, rounded mass of material.
pellet, cotton,
n a rolled ball of cotton varying in diameter from approximately ⅜ inch to ⅛ inch. (The larger size is a cotton ball; the smaller size is a pledget.)
pellet, foil,
n a loosely rolled piece of gold foil of various thicknesses; prepared from a portion–1/128, 1/96, 1/64, 1/48, 1/32, 1/16–cut from a 4-inch (10-cm) square of foil.

pellet

a small pill or granule.

pellet feeding
see pelleted feed.