Definitions of capsule

  1. a shortened version of a written work Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. enclose in a capsule Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a pill in the form of a small rounded container with medicine inside Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a small container (as one holding electronic equipment) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a structure that encloses a body part Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume; "capsulize the news" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. a small container Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the seeds, as, the capsule of the poppy, the flax, the lily, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A small saucer of clay for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. a small, shallow, evaporating dish, usually of porcelain. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are inclosed to be swallowed. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A membranous sac containing fluid, or investing an organ or joint; as, the capsule of the lens of the eye. Also, a capsulelike organ. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A metallic seal or cover for closing a bottle. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A small cup or shell, as of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A small envelope of gelatin inclosing medicine; a seed-vessel or pod which opens when ripe; a skinlike sac inclosing some part of organ of the body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. 1. A membranous structure enveloping an organ or any other part, or a joint, or a tumor. 2. An anatomical structure resembling a capsule or envelope, such as the internal capsule, suprarenal capsule, etc. 3. A small sac or case of gelatin or other soluble material used to enclose powders or other drugs of disagreeable taste. 4. A shallow tray or dish used for holding staining solutions or other fluids in histological and bacteriological work. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  21. An enclosing membrane. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  22. The seed-vessel of a plant: a small dish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A seed vessel, as of a pink or a lily; a small case, shell, cap, or seal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The seed-vessel of a plant; a small shallow vessel; a membranous production enclosing a part like a bag; an envelope for some nauseous specific. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. In bot., the seed-vessel of a plant; in anat., a membranous bag inclosing an organ; in chem., a china saucer, for roasting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. A sac-like membrane enclosing either the whole or a part of an organ; any closed box-like vessel containing spores, seeds, or fruits. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  27. [Latin] A sac-like membrane enclosing an organ; thickened slime layer surrounding certain bacteria; any closed box-like vessel containing spores. Seeds, or fruits; sporogonium, in Bryophyta; a superior, one or more celled, manyseeded, dehiscent fruit; membrane surrounding nerve-cells of sympathetic ganglia. na
  28. kap's[=u]l, n. the seed-vessel of a plant: a small dish.--adjs. CAP'SULAR, CAP'SULARY, hollow like a capsule: pertaining to a capsule; CAP'SULATE, -D, enclosed in a capsule. [Fr.,--L. capsula, dim. of capsa, a case--cap[)e]re, to hold.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. A box, or case, (F.) Capsule. This name has been given, by anatomists, to parts bearing no analogy to each other. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  30. (Physiol.) membranous envelope; (Bot.) dry seed-case opening when ripe by parting of valves; (Chem.) shallow saucer for evaporating &c.; (medieval) gelatine envelope enclosing pill; metallic top for bottle. Hence capsular, capsuliform, aa., capsuli-comb. form. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. Same as Capsular ligament. American pocket medical dictionary.
  32. A soluble case for enclosing a dose of medicine. American pocket medical dictionary.
  33. In general, any enveloping structure containing a body distinct from itself. In anatomy, a membranous sac enveloping other structures. In pharmacy, a hollow pill made of some medicinally inactive substance, such as gelatin, designed to enclose a drug. In bacteriology, a gelatinous envelope surrounding bacteria, at times producing a slimy or viscid growth on culture media. In botany, any hollow organ containing bodies, such as seeds, that subsequently escape. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  34. (Chem.) A small saucer, used for melting ores, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  35. (Physiol.) Any membranous, bag-like expansion, investing a part. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  36. [L. ] (Bot.) Any dry, many-seeded fruit opening by valves or pores, as foxglove, poppy. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. Metallic covering for the corks of bottles. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  38. n. [Latin] A seed pod or pericarp, opening, when mature, by the separation of its valves;—a small saucer of clay for smelting ores, &c.;—a small membranous sac;—a globular lozenge;—a metallic cover for closing a bottle;—a percussion cap. Cabinet Dictionary

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