Spansule

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of span and capsule

Noun[edit]

Spansule (plural Spansules)

  1. (medicine) (Proprietary name for) a capsule designed to release drugs at a steady rate over a period of hours; a sustained-release capsule.
    • 1971: Huge white spansules. I went into the men's room to eat mine. — Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial 2005, p. 66)