Meaning of pilule in English:


(also pillule)

Pronunciation /ˈpɪljuːl/


  • A small pill.

    ‘They are normally taken in the form of pillules, but are also available as a powder, granules, tinctures, creams or ointments.’
    • ‘Store the remedy correctly (in dark conditions away from other substances) and try to avoid handling the pillules (small tablets with a lactose or sucrose base).’
    • ‘Sometimes the good work of this 1 pillule can act for years.’
    pill, capsule, lozenge, caplet, pastille, pellet, drop, ball


Late Middle English from French, from Latin pilula ‘small ball’, diminutive of pila.