capsule

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /ˈkæps(ə)l/
  • (UK) (AU) IPA: /ˈkæpsjuːl/ or /ˈkæpʃuːl/

Noun[change]

Singular
capsule

Plural
capsules

(countable)

  1. A capsule is a a small case or container, usually circular or cylindrical in shape.
  2. (anatomy) A capsule is a tough, fibrous layer surrounding an organ such as the kidney or liver
  3. (anatomy) A capsule is a membrane that surrounds the eyeball.
  4. (pharmacy) A capsule is a small container containing a dose of medicine.
  5. (botany) A capsule is a dry fruit that releases its seeds by bursting open when ripe.
  6. (winemaking) A capsule is a foil or plastic covering the cork of a wine bottle.