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[ik-sip-ee-uh nt] /ɪkˈsɪp i ənt/

noun, Pharmacology.
a pharmacologically inert, adhesive substance, as honey, syrup, or gum arabic, used to bind the contents of a pill or tablet.
a substance, such as sugar or gum, used to prepare a drug or drugs in a form suitable for administration

excipient ex·cip·i·ent (ĭk-sĭp’ē-ənt)
An inert substance used as a diluent or vehicle for a drug.


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