/ik sip"ee euhnt/, n. Pharm.
a pharmacologically inert, adhesive substance, as honey, syrup, or gum arabic, used to bind the contents of a pill or tablet.
[1720-30; < L excipient- (s. of excipiens), prp. of excipere to take out, except, take up, equiv. to ex- EX-1 + -cipi- (s. of comb. form of capere to take) + -ent- -ENT]

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  • Excipient — Ex*cip i*ent, a. [L. excipients, entis, p. pr. of exipere. See {Except}, v. t.] Taking an exception. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • excipient — [ek sip′ē ənt] n. [< L excipiens, prp. of excipere: see EXCEPT] Pharmacy any of various inert substances added to a prescription to give the desired consistency or form …   English World dictionary

  • Excipient — Un excipient désigne toute substance autre que le principe actif dans un médicament, un cosmétique ou un aliment. Son addition est destinée à conférer une consistance donnée, ou d autres caractéristiques physiques ou gustatives particulières, au… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Excipient — An excipient is an inactive substance used as a carrier for the active ingredients of a medication. In many cases, an active substance (such as aspirin) may not be easily administered and absorbed by the human body; in such cases the substance in …   Wikipedia

  • excipient — I. ikˈsipēənt, (ˈ)ek|s adjective Etymology: Latin excipient , excipiens, present participle of excipere to take out, make an exception of, take, receive more at except : taking exception II. noun ( s) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • excipient — noun Etymology: Latin excipient , excipiens, present participle of excipere to take out, take up more at except Date: circa 1753 a usually inert substance (as gum arabic or starch) that forms a vehicle (as for a drug) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • excipient — [ɛk sɪpɪənt] noun an inactive substance that serves as the vehicle or medium for a drug or other active substance. Origin C18 (as adjective in the sense that takes exception ): from L. excipient , excipere take out …   English new terms dictionary

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