Capsule

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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. A small soluble container, usually made of gelatin, that encloses a dose of an oral medicine or a vitamin.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Microbiology A mucopolysaccharide outer shell enveloping certain bacteria.
  • n. Botany A dry dehiscent fruit that develops from two or more united carpels.
  • n. Botany The thin-walled, spore-containing structure of mosses and related plants.
  • n. A space capsule.
  • n. A brief summary; a condensation.
  • adj. Highly condensed; very brief: a capsule description.
  • adj. Very small; compact.
  • v. To enclose in or furnish with a capsule.
  • v. To condense or summarize: capsuled the news.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. A membranous envelope.
  • n. A type of simple, dehiscent, dry fruit (seed-case) produced by many species of flowering plants, such as poppy, lily, orchid, willow and cotton.
  • n. A sporangium, especially in bryophytes.
  • n. A detachable part of rocket or spacecraft (usually in the nose) containing crew's living space.
  • n. A small container containing a dose of medicine.
  • n. A weasel.
  • n. in a brief, condensed or compact form
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the seeds
  • n.
  • n. A small saucer of clay for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.
  • n. a small, shallow, evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.
  • n. A small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are inclosed to be swallowed.
  • n. A membranous sac containing fluid, or investing an organ or joint. Also, a capsulelike organ.
  • n. A metallic seal or cover for closing a bottle.
  • n. A small cup or shell, as of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. A small casing, envelop, covering, etc., natural or artificial, usually thin or membranous; a cover or container of some small object or quantity of matter. Specifically.
  • n. In botany, a dehiscent pod or seed-vessel, either membranous or woody, composed of two or more carpels, which at maturity becomes dry and opens by regular valves corresponding in number to the carpels, or twice as numerous.
  • n. In chem.: A small saucer made of clay for roasting samples of ores, or for melting them.
  • n. A small shallow vessel made of Berlin ware, platinum, etc., for evaporations, solutions, and the like.
  • n. In anatomy and zoology, a membrane or ligament inclosing some part or organ as in a bag or sac; a saccular envelop or investment: as, the capsule of the crystalline lens of the eye; the capsule of a joint, as the hip.
  • n. In anatomy, some part or organ likened to a capsule: as, the adrenal capsules.
  • n. In Protozoa, the included perforated test of a radiolarian.
  • n. In entomology, a horny case inclosing the eggs of an insect, as those of the cockroach. Also called o├Âtheca.
  • n. A cap of thin metal, such as tin-foil, put over the mouth of a corked bottle to preserve the cork from drying.
  • n. A small gelatinous case or envelop in which nauseous medicines are inclosed to be swallowed.
  • n. The shell of a metallic cartridge or of a fulminating tube.
  • To furnish (a bottle, medicinal powder, etc.) with a capsule.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. a shortened version of a written work
  • n. a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space
  • n. a structure that encloses a body part
  • v. enclose in a capsule
  • v. put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
  • n. a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside
  • n. a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses
  • n. a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute
  • n. a small container
  • Verb Form
    capsuled    capsules    capsuling   
    Hypernym
    Words that are more generic or abstract
    summary    sum-up    space vehicle    ballistic capsule    spacecraft    enclose    wrap    enfold    enwrap    envelop   
    Synonym
    Words with the same meaning
    scorifier   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    pod    pill    tablet    container    cylinder    canister    tank    compartment    envelope    cone