Capsule meaning

kăpsəl, -so͝ol
A small soluble container, usually made of gelatin, that encloses a dose of an oral medicine or a vitamin.
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(microbiology) A polysaccharide outer shell enveloping certain bacteria.
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(anatomy) A fibrous, membranous, or fatty sheath that encloses an organ or part, such as the sac surrounding the kidney or the fibrous tissues that surround a joint.
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A space capsule.
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A brief summary; a condensation.
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Highly condensed; very brief.

A capsule description.

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The sporangium (the hollow spore-producing structure) of mosses and other bryophytes.
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Very small; compact.
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To enclose in or furnish with a capsule.
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To condense or summarize.

Capsuled the news.

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(obs.) A small case or sheath.
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A case or pod, containing seeds, spores, or carpels; esp., a dry dehiscent fruit.
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(chem., former) Any shallow dish or tray for evaporating liquids.
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In a concise or condensed form.

A capsule biography.

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To condense.
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A small soluble container, usually made of gelatin, that encloses a dose of an oral medicine or a vitamin.
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(anatomy) A fibrous, membranous, or fatty sheath that encloses an organ or part, such as the sac surrounding the kidney or the fibrous tissues that surround a joint.
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(microbiology) A polysaccharide outer shell enveloping certain bacteria.
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To enclose in or furnish with a capsule.
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A dry dehiscent fruit that develops from two or more carpels, as in the poppy and the cottonwood tree.
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The outer layer of viscous polysaccharide or polypeptide slime with which some bacteria cover their cell walls. Capsules provide defense against phagocytes and prevent the bacteria from drying out.
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(physiology) A membranous envelope.
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(botany) A type of simple, dehiscent, dry fruit (seed-case) produced by many species of flowering plants, such as poppy, lily, orchid, willow and cotton.
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(botany) A sporangium, especially in bryophytes.
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A detachable part of a rocket or spacecraft (usually in the nose) containing the crew's living space.
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(pharmacy) A small container containing a dose of medicine.
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(dialectal, UK, Suffolk) A weasel.
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(figuratively) In a brief, condensed or compact form.
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(winemaking) The covering — formerly lead or tin, now often plastic — over the cork at the top of the wine bottle.
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(chemistry, dated) A small clay saucer for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.
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A small, shallow evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.
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A small cup or shell, often of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.
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Origin of capsule

  • French from Latin capsula diminutive of capsa box

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French capsule.

    From Wiktionary