(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.
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
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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.
(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.
- 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.
* capsule review
* Glissonian capsule
(biology) A capsule, in certain cnidarians, containing a barbed, threadlike tube that delivers a paralyzing sting