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Definition of "excipient" [ex•cip•i•ent]

  • An inert substance used as a diluent or vehicle for a drug. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "excipient" in a sentence
  • "During the third quarter, DURECT and King signed an exclusive long term excipient supply agreement with respect to REMOXY."
  • "(ORADUR®-ADHD) and a long term excipient supply agreement with King Pharmaceuticals with respect to REMOXY, "stated James E."
  • "Only medicines in the group "excipient" which are normally registered in a special inventory, such as, the "vidal", would contain as many ingredients."