capsule: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kap'sul, -sl, -syl), [key]
— n., v., adj. -suled, -sul•ing,
- a gelatinous case enclosing a dose of medicine.
- a membranous sac or integument.
- either of two strata of white matter in the cerebrum.
- the sporangium of various spore-producing organisms, as ferns, mosses, algae, and fungi.
- a dry dehiscent fruit, composed of two or more carpels.
- a small case, envelope, or covering.
- Also calleda sealed cabin, container, or vehicle in which a person or animal can ride in flight in space or at very high altitudes within the earth's atmosphere.
- a similar cabin in a military aircraft, which can be ejected from the aircraft in an emergency.
- a thin metal covering for the mouth of a corked bottle.
- a concise report; brief outline: An appendix to the book contains biographical capsules of the contributors.
- to furnish with or enclose in or as if in a capsule; encapsulate.
- to capsulize.
- small and compact.
- short and concise; brief and summarized: a capsule report.
- capsule (Thesaurus)