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microcapsule

[ mahy-kroh-kap-suhl, -sool, -syool ]
/ ˈmaɪ kroʊˌkæp səl, -sul, -syul /
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noun Chemistry.

a tiny capsule, 20–150 microns in diameter, used for slow-release application of drugs, pesticides, flavors, etc.

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Origin of microcapsule

First recorded in 1960–65; micro- + capsule
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