See also: capsulé
capsule (plural capsules)
- (physiology) A membranous envelope.
- (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.
- (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.
- (anatomy) A tough, fibrous layer surrounding an organ such as the kidney or liver
- (anatomy) A membrane that surrounds the eyeball
- (astronautics) A detachable part of a rocket or spacecraft (usually in the nose) containing the crew's living space.
- (pharmacy) A small container containing a dose of medicine.
- (attributively, figuratively) in a brief, condensed or compact form
- (winemaking) The covering — formerly lead or tin, now often plastic — over the cork at the top of the wine bottle.
- (chemistry, dated) A small clay saucer for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.
- A small, shallow evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.
- A small cup or shell, often of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.
physiology: membranous envelope
part of spacecraft containing crew's living space
small container containing a dose of medicine
weasel — see weasel
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- (medicine, pharmacy) encapsulation containing drugs or supplements
- cover over the cork and opening of a bottle
capsule f (plural capsules)
- “capsule” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- plural of
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of capsular.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of capsular.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of capsular.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of capsular.