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Definition of CAPSULIZE

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Capsule \Cap"sule\ (k[a^]p"s[=u]l), n. [L. capsula a little box or chest, fr. capsa chest, case, fr. capere to take, contain: cf. F. capsule.]
     1. (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Chem.)
        (a) A small saucer of clay for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier. (b) a small, shallow, evaporating dish, usually of porcelain. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Med.) A small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are inclosed to be swallowed. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Anat.) A membranous sac containing fluid, or investing an organ or joint; as, the capsule of the lens of the eye. Also, a capsulelike organ. [1913 Webster]

     5. A metallic seal or cover for closing a bottle. [1913 Webster]

     6. A small cup or shell, as of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc. [1913 Webster]

     {Atrabiliary capsule}. See under {Atrabiliary}.

     {Glisson's capsule}, a membranous envelope, entering the liver along with the portal vessels and insheathing the latter in their course through the organ.

     {Suprarenal capsule}, a ductless gland secreting epinephrine, norepinephrine, and steroid hormones, on the upper end of each kidney. It is also called the {adrenal gland}, {glandula suprarenalis}, {suprarenal gland}, {epinephros}, {atrabiliary capsule}, and {adrenal capsule}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

180 Moby Thesaurus words for "capsule": Earth insertion, LEM, LM, abbreviated, abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridge, abridged, abridgment, abstract, abstracted, amnion, apogee, attitude-control rocket, bag, ballistic capsule, bark, barrel, basket, bladder, bleb, blister, bobbed, boll, bolus, botany, bottle, box, box up, bran, brief, burn, burr, calyx, can, canned, capsulize, capsulized, carton, case, cask, cell, chaff, clipped, cod, compend, compressed, condensation, condense, condensed, condensed version, conspectus, corn shuck, cornhusk, crate, cropped, curtailed, cut short, cyst, deep-space ship, digest, digested, docked, docking, docking maneuver, draft, elided, elliptic, encase, encyst, epitome, ferry rocket, fistula, follicle, fuel ship, gallbladder, hamper, head, hull, husk, injection, insertion, jacket, jar, legume, legumen, loculus, lozenge, lunar excursion module, lunar module, manned rocket, marsupium, module, moon ship, mowed, mown, multistage rocket, nipped, nutshell, orbit, outline, overview, pack, package, palea, pandect, parcel, parking orbit, pease cod, peel, pericarp, perigee, pill, pocket, pod, pollard, polled, pot, potted, precis, pruned, reaped, reentry, review, rind, rocket, rubric, sac, saccule, sacculus, saccus, sack, scrotum, seed pod, seed vessel, seedbox, seedcase, shaved, sheared, shell, short-cut, shorten, shortened, shortened version, shuck, shuttle rocket, silique, sinus, skeleton, sketch, sketch out, skin, snub, snubbed, soft landing, sound, space capsule, space docking, space rocket, spacecraft, spaceship, stomach, summarize, survey, syllabus, synopsis, synopsize, tablet, tank, thumbnail sketch, tin, topical outline, trimmed, troche, udder, vasculum, ventricle, vesica, vesicle


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