fibrous capsule

n.

A capsule of fibrous cells or tissue, as that surrounding the kidney and thyroid.

Nearby words

  1. fibrothorax,
  2. fibrotic,
  3. fibrous,
  4. fibrous ankylosis,
  5. fibrous astrocyte,
  6. fibrous cortical defect,
  7. fibrous dysplasia of bone,
  8. fibrous goiter,
  9. fibrous joint,
  10. fibrous membrane


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