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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.
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On the hat of wanderer number two, the shorter one, I drop this pellet.
These glass cases are covered with a case of steel, and weighted with a pellet of lead; they are real Leyden bottles, into which the electricity is forced to a very high tension.
No, monsieur," returned the count; and he drew from his pocket a marvellous casket, formed out of a single emerald and closed by a golden lid which unscrewed and gave passage to a small greenish colored pellet about the size of a pea.
Most important of all, in view of the dangers which might surround us, we had our four rifles and one thousand three hundred rounds, also a shot-gun, but not more than a hundred and fifty medium pellet cartridges.
As I turned back, my eye caught the pellet of paper which the prisoner had tossed upon the table.
The British public likes a pellet of reason in its jam of eloquence--a pill of reason in its pudding of sentiment," he said, sharpening the phrase to a satisfactory degree of literary precision.
he concluded, viciously dropping another bread pellet upon the heap.
And for some reason -- perhaps because Woggle-Bugs have stronger stomachs than boys -- the silver pellet caused it no pain whatever.
A sentry raised his piece and fired, and the little leaden pellet unstoppered the vials of hell upon the terror-stricken camp.
He prescribed one pellet with an unpronounceable name, and left after demanding twenty dollars for his brief visit.
The pellet was administered, and such awful agonies immediately set in that the distracted mamma bade a sympathetic neighbour run for Mother Know-all.
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