Capsule vs Capsular - What's the difference?

capsule | capsular |


As a noun capsule

is (physiology) a membranous envelope.

As an adjective capsular is

of, pertaining to, or resembling a capsule.

capsule

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • (dialectal, UK, Suffolk) A weasel.
  • (attributively, figuratively) in a brief, condensed or compact form
  • * 1962 , :
  • If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred.
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * capsular * capsule review * Glissonian capsule

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    capsular

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling a capsule.
  • * 1837 Sir Astley Cooper - Principles and Practice of Surgery
  • Four muscles are destined to move the os humeri, and to strengthen the capsular ligament.
  • * 2004 Impacts Of Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria
  • Researchers are pursuing vaccines made of capsular polysaccharide types 5 and 8, . . .

    Derived terms

    * acapsular * capsular antigen * capsular cataract * capsular contracture * capsular ligament * capsular polysaccharide * capsular space

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