capsule

See also: capsulé

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French capsule, from Latin capsula, diminutive of capsa (box).

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NounEdit

capsule (plural capsules)

  1. (physiology) A membranous envelope.
  2. (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.
  3. (botany) A sporangium, especially in bryophytes.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 4-5:
      The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis, with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in Frullania spp.
  4. (anatomy) A tough, fibrous layer surrounding an organ such as the kidney or liver
  5. (anatomy) A membrane that surrounds the eyeball
  6. (astronautics) A detachable part of a rocket or spacecraft (usually in the nose) containing the crew's living space.
  7. (pharmacy) A small container containing a dose of medicine.
  8. (attributively, figuratively) in a brief, condensed or compact form
  9. (winemaking) The covering — formerly lead or tin, now often plastic — over the cork at the top of the wine bottle.
  10. (chemistry, dated) A small clay saucer for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.
  11. A small, shallow evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.
  12. A small cup or shell, often of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.

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VerbEdit

capsule (third-person singular simple present capsules, present participle capsuling, simple past and past participle capsuled)

  1. (transitive) To form (medicine, etc.) into capsules.
  2. (transitive) To encapsulate or summarize.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French capsule, from Latin capsula. Doublet of kapsel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɑpˈsy.lə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cap‧su‧le
  • Rhymes: -ylə

NounEdit

capsule f (plural capsules, diminutive capsuletje n)

  1. (medicine, pharmacy) capsule (encapsulation containing drugs or supplements)
  2. cover over the cork and opening of a bottle

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin capsula, diminutive of capsa (whence caisse).

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capsule f (plural capsules)

  1. capsule
  2. bottle cap
  3. cap or primer for a gun
  4. (Quebec) video or audio presentation

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DescendantsEdit

  • Romanian: capsulă
  • Turkish: kapsül

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capsule f

  1. plural of capsula

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VerbEdit

capsule

  1. inflection of capsular:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative