excipient[ek sip′ē ənt]
Pharmacy any of various inert substances added to a prescription to give the desired consistency or form
Origin of excipient; from Classical Latin excipiens, present participle of excipere: see except
An inert substance used as a diluent or vehicle for a drug.
Origin of excipientLatin excipiēns, excipient-, present participle of excipere, to take out, exclude; see except.
(comparative more excipient, superlative most excipient)
- Taking an exception.