- 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.
verb (used with object), cap·suled, cap·sul·ing.
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Origin of capsule
OTHER WORDS FROM capsuleun·cap·suled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for capsule
The capsule did safely return to Earth, however, and provided valuable test data on the way.Boeing and NASA target December for second try at uncrewed orbital demonstration flight|Darrell Etherington|August 28, 2020|TechCrunch
That portion is based on Lockheed Martin’s Orion crew capsule that will be used to take humans into space on other missions.
That would make it a time capsule of the early solar system.In a first, astronomers spotted a space rock turning into a comet|Lisa Grossman|August 18, 2020|Science News
“In terms of a small capsule project, we haven’t done those kinds of numbers before,” he told Quartz.
Later assessments by those with a firmer grasp of physics estimated the capsule would have hit the water at a bone-mulching 180 mph.The Story Behind the Eiffel Tower’s Forgotten Competitors|Fiona Zublin|August 10, 2020|Ozy
What waited was a capsule that was just as majestic as the celebration.
A 1914 time capsule forgotten for years was finally opened at the New York Historical Society.
The New York Historical Society plans to seal a new time capsule this week that is more reflective of our current pop culture.
The treasures found within the capsule were mostly records that reflected those immediately involved with its planning.
In addition to acting and singing, the British model is now set to launch her first capsule collection with DKNY this November.Kate Hudson Defends Butt Implants; Cara Delevingne Is Designing For DKNY|The Fashion Beast Team|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each is surrounded by a gelatinous capsule, which is its distinctive feature (Fig. 9).
Recognition of the pneumococcus depends upon its morphology, the fact that it is Gram-staining, and the presence of a capsule.
When they form short chains, demonstration of the capsule is necessary to distinguish them from streptococci.
During the time it is red, the outer shell is soft, but ultimately becomes perfectly hard, and resembles a wooden capsule.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
It has a flower of pale green color and its fruit is a capsule containing three small brown seeds, with patches of black.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
British Dictionary definitions for capsule
- a dry fruit that liberates its seeds by splitting, as in the violet, or through pores, as in the poppy
- the spore-producing organ of mosses and liverworts
- a cartilaginous, fibrous, or membranous envelope surrounding any of certain organs or parts
- a broad band of white fibres (internal capsule) near the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere