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cap·sule

 (kăp′səl, -so͞ol)
n.
1. A small soluble container, usually made of gelatin, that encloses a dose of an oral medicine or a vitamin.
2. 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.
3. Microbiology A polysaccharide outer shell enveloping certain bacteria.
4. Botany
a. A dry dehiscent fruit that develops from two or more united carpels.
b. The thin-walled, spore-containing structure of mosses and related plants.
5. A space capsule.
6. A brief summary; a condensation.
adj.
1. Highly condensed; very brief: a capsule description.
2. Very small; compact.
tr.v. cap·suled, cap·sul·ing, cap·sules
1. To enclose in or furnish with a capsule.
2. To condense or summarize: capsuled the news.

[French, from Latin capsula, diminutive of capsa, box.]

cap′su·lar (-sə-lər, -syo͝o-) adj.

capsule

(ˈkæpsjuːl)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a soluble case of gelatine enclosing a dose of medicine
2. (Brewing) a thin metal cap, seal, or cover, such as the foil covering the cork of a wine bottle
3. (Botany) botany
a. a dry fruit that liberates its seeds by splitting, as in the violet, or through pores, as in the poppy
b. the spore-producing organ of mosses and liverworts
4. (Microbiology) bacteriol a gelatinous layer of polysaccharide or protein surrounding the cell wall of some bacteria: thought to be responsible for the virulence in pathogens
5. (Anatomy) anatomy
a. a cartilaginous, fibrous, or membranous envelope surrounding any of certain organs or parts
b. a broad band of white fibres (internal capsule) near the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere
6. (Astronautics) See space capsule
7. (Aeronautics) an aeroplane cockpit that can be ejected in a flight emergency, complete with crew, instruments, etc
8. (modifier) in a highly concise form: a capsule summary.
9. (Clothing & Fashion) (modifier) (in the fashion industry) consisting of a few important representative items: a capsule collection.
[C17: from French, from Latin capsula, diminutive of capsa box]

cap•sule

(ˈkæp səl, -sul, -syul)

n., v. -suled, -sul•ing,
adj. n.
1. a gelatinous case enclosing a dose of medicine.
2.
a. a membranous sac or integument of the body.
b. either of two strata of white matter in the cerebrum.
c. the sporangium of various spore-producing organisms, as ferns, mosses, algae, and fungi.
3. a dry dehiscent fruit, composed of two or more carpels.
4. a small case, envelope, or covering.
5. Also called space capsule. a sealed cabin, container, or vehicle in which a person or animal can ride in flight in space or at very high altitudes within the earth's atmosphere.
6. a similar cabin in a military aircraft, which can be ejected in an emergency.
7. a concise report; brief outline.
v.t.
8. to furnish with or enclose in or as if in a capsule; encapsulate.
9. to capsulize.
adj.
10. small and compact.
11. short and concise; briefly summarized: a capsule report.
[1645–55; (< French) < Latin capsula=caps(a) box (see case2) + -ula -ule]

capsule

1. A sealed, pressurized cabin for extremely high altitude or space flight which provides an acceptable environment for man, animal, or equipment.
2. An ejectable sealed cabin having automatic devices for safe return of the occupants to the surface.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capsule - a small containercapsule - a small container      
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
paintball - a capsule filled with water-soluble dye used as a projectile in playing the game of paintball
2.capsule - a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside
lozenge, pill, tablet, tab - a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
3.capsule - a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses
pericarp, seed vessel - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
bilocular capsule - a capsule divided into two cells or compartments
boll - the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant
siliqua, silique - narrow elongated seed capsule peculiar to the family Cruciferae
peristome - (botany) fringe of toothlike appendages surrounding the mouth of a moss capsule
4.capsule - a shortened version of a written workcapsule - a shortened version of a written work
summary, sum-up - a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form; "he gave a summary of the conclusions"
5.capsule - a structure that encloses a body part
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
malpighian body, malpighian corpuscle, renal corpuscle - the capsule that contains Bowman's capsule and a glomerulus at the expanded end of a nephron
eyeball, orb - the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
lens capsule - a tenuous mesoblastic membrane surrounding the lens of the eye
6.capsule - a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer spacecapsule - a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space
ballistic capsule, space vehicle, spacecraft - a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
7.capsule - a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergencycapsule - a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute
cockpit - compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
Verb1.capsule - enclose in a capsule
enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap - enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"
2.capsule - put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume; "capsulize the news"
condense, concentrate, digest - make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"

capsule

noun
1. pill, tablet, lozenge, bolus You can also take red ginseng in convenient capsule form.
2. (Botany) pod, case, shell, vessel, sheath, receptacle, seed case, pericarp (Botany) Each flower is globular, with an egg-shaped capsule.
Translations
قَرْصٌ هُلاميٌّ لِتَعْبِئَةِ الدَّواءكَبْسُولَةكَبْسولَه، غِلاف، غِطاء
kapsletobolkakabina
kapsel
kapselikotakotelo
kapsula
kapszulaûrkabin
hylkihylki, belgur
カプセル
캡슐
kapsulė
kapsula
kapsula
kapsel
ยาที่อยู่ในหลอดเล็กๆ
kapsülkaşebasınçlı kabin
thuốc con nhộng

capsule

[ˈkæpsjuːl]
A. N (all senses) → cápsula f
B. ADJ [version, summary] → conciso, sucinto

capsule

[ˈkæpsjuːl] n
(= pill) → capsule f
(= container) → capsule f

capsule

nKapsel f

capsule

[ˈkæpsjuːl] ncapsula

capsule

(ˈkӕpsjuːl) , ((American) -sl) noun
1. a small gelatine case containing a dose of medicine etc.
2. a closed metal container. a space capsule.

capsule

كَبْسُولَة tobolka kapsel Kapsel κάψουλα cápsula kapseli capsule kapsula capsula カプセル 캡슐 capsule kapsel kapsułka cápsula капсула kapsel ยาที่อยู่ในหลอดเล็กๆ kapsül thuốc con nhộng 胶囊

capsule

n cápsula
References in classic literature ?
He had not been forgetful of "Visible Speech" all this while, but had been making experiments with two remarkable machines--the phonautograph and the manometric capsule, by means of which the vibrations of sound were made plainly visible.
But these animals did not take to flight so rapidly but what the electric capsule could stop their course.
They grasped the ropes, the wheel creaked, the enormous capsule of metal started slowly into motion.
So it is with hybrids, for their degree of fertility is often found to differ greatly in the several individuals raised from seed out of the same capsule and exposed to exactly the same conditions.
So again amongst hybrids which are usually intermediate in structure between their parents, exceptional and abnormal individuals sometimes are born, which closely resemble one of their pure parents; and these hybrids are almost always utterly sterile, even when the other hybrids raised from seed from the same capsule have a considerable degree of fertility.
From what Powell saw of the very act I am fairly certain it must have been contained in a capsule and that he had it about him on the last day of his trial, perhaps secured by a stitch in his waistcoat pocket.
I teach you the friend in whom the world standeth complete, a capsule of the good,--the creating friend, who hath always a complete world to bestow.
There were still two charges and one capsule left in it.
Capsules with hundreds of bright little seeds in each, out of which will spring the wise, better England of the future.
Complete report on Capsule Endoscopy market divided into 13 major chapters that offer an overview of current market scenario as well as Capsule Endoscopy forecasts is now available at
Capsule endoscopy is mainly used to diagnose the area of bleeding from small intestine, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease), ulcers, polyps and tumors of the small intestine.
Also, in contrast with gelatin, capsule banding can be conducted at room temperature.