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  • A small soluble container, usually made of gelatin, that encloses a dose of an oral medicine or a vitamin.
  • 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.
  • Microbiology A mucopolysaccharide outer shell enveloping certain bacteria.
  • Botany A dry dehiscent fruit that develops from two or more united carpels.
  • Botany The thin-walled, spore-containing structure of mosses and related plants.
  • A space capsule.
  • A brief summary; a condensation.
  • Highly condensed; very brief: a capsule description.
  • Very small; compact.
  • To enclose in or furnish with a capsule.
  • To condense or summarize: capsuled the news.