Definitions

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  • n. a pill where the medicine is held inside gelatin capsules

Etymologies

clipping of gelatin + capsule (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • First, you swallow a vegan gelcap made of seaweed with parsley and peppermint inside.

    Tackling 'Skanky' Breath

  • My dazzling brilliance was to turn her piece into a series, a la Kiki Smith, to turn the gelcap clear, to include the grain of rice, and to see it as epic.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Inside each gelcap is a grain of rice, engraved with a single word I know there are plenty of people in SF with the requisite skills ….

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • If a patient is convinced beyond all doubt a gelcap filled with sugar will cure them, then it very well may.

    Psoriasis Guru » Blog Archive » What Is the Placebo Effect?

  • Of course, most of the time this patient has to be convinced that this gelcap contains a powerful / miracle drug.

    Psoriasis Guru » Blog Archive » What Is the Placebo Effect?

  • Maybe this newfound dearth of spazziness is a natural consequence of turning 38, but until they can get that sad eventuality into a gelcap, I give my hearty and unqualified okey-dokey to this weird mystery enzyme.

    Boing Boing: July 9, 2006 - July 15, 2006 Archives

  • So, to get your daily dose of omega-3, down a krill oil gelcap or two and forget the recommendation to eat fish several times per week.

    Another reason to opt for krill oil | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Hopefully, we can act as emissaries for this little baby, showing people that you don't have to drive a cramped, slow car shaped like a Advil gelcap in order to get insane mileage.

    MMIV

  • The recalled products include junior strength Motrin, children's Tylenol grape meltaway tablets, extra strength Tylenol, extra strength Tylenol rapid release gelcap, extra strength Tylenol PM geltab, Motrin caplets, extra strength Rolaids fresh mint tablets and St. Joseph Aspirin chewable orange tablets.

    WIBW - HomePage - Headlines

  • Dr. Williams Davis, a cardiologist, often writes about the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D (taken in gelcap form, because it's fat soluble) on his excellent blog Heart Scan.

    TreeHugger

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