Bact. Thick gel-like material attached to the wall of Gram positive or Gram negative bacteria, giving colonies a 'smooth' appearance. May contribute to pathogenicity by inhibiting phagocytosis. Mostly composed of very hydrophilic acidic polysaccharide, but considerable diversity exists. Path. Cellular response in invertebrate animals to a foreign body too large to be phagocytosed. A multicellular aggregate of haemocytes or coelomocytes isolates the foreign object. In some insects the capsule is apparently acellular and composed of melanin.
A thick slime layer of mucopolysaccharides surrounding a bacterium and the protein material surrounding the granulosis-virus rod. Gummy materials secreted in a compact layer outside the cell wall. A compact layer of polysaccharide exterior to the cell wall in some bacteria.
Type: Term Pronunciation: kap′sūl Definitions: 1. A membranous anatomic structure, usually dense, irregular, collagenous connective tissue, which envelops an organ, a joint, or any other part resembling a capsule or envelope. 2. A fibrous tissue layer enveloping an organ or a tumor, especially if benign. 3. A solid dosag...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=14050
A dry seed pod that will split wide open when mature..Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20077
In bacteria: A layer of material external to but contiguous with the cell wall. Found on http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/glossary/Defs_C.htm
a fibrous casing surrounding an organ or gland; also a coating for some bacteria which protects them, from the bodies immune system. It is only the variety of Pneumococcus sp. which has a capsule which is able to pass the immune barrier and cause pneumonia
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- a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore-containing structure of e.g. mosses 2. [n] - a structure that encloses a body part 3. [n] - a small container (as one holding electronic equipment) 4. [n] - a pill in the form of a small rounded container with medicine inside 5. [v] - enclose in a capsuleFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=capsule
A dry fruit formed from more than one carpel. When mature it opens in some manner to release its seeds.
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A small space vehicle - a capsule usually only carries two or three people.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20442
1) The variable capacitor section of a condenser microphone.
2) In other types of microphones, the part of the microphone that includes the diaphragm and the active element.
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The plastic or foil that covers the cork and part of the neck of a wine bottle.
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A dry, many-seeded, spontaneously splitting fruit that arises from a compound pistil.
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An enclosing structure which surrounds the joint and contains ligaments which stabilize that joint.
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Capsule: Capsule has many meanings in medicine including the following: In medicine, a membranous structure that envelops an organ, a joint, tumor, or any other part of the body. It is usually made up of dense collagen-containing connective tissue. In pharmacy, a solid dosage form in which the drug is enclosed in a hard or soft soluble container, u...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11933
[ Latin capsula
a little box or chest, from capsa
chest, case, from capere
to take, contain: confer French capsule
.] 1. (Botany)
a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the seeds, as, the capsu...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/C/22
<microbiology> Thick gel like material attached to the wall of gram-positive or gram-negative bacteria, giving colonies a smooth appearance. May contribute to pathogenicity by inhibiting phagocytosis. Mostly composed of very hydrophilic acidic polysaccharide, but considerable diversity exists. ... <pathology> Cellular response in invert...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine insideFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=capsule
(kap´sәl) an enclosing structure, as a soluble container enclosing a dose of medicine. a cartilaginous, fatty, fibrous, or membranous structure enveloping another structure, organ, or part. adj., cap´sular., adj.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) A small cup or shell, as of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc. • (n.) A small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are inclosed to be swallowed. • (n.) A metallic seal or cover for closing a bottle. • (n.) a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, a...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/capsule/
(from the article `bacteria`) Many bacterial cells secrete some extracellular material in the form of a capsule or a slime layer. A slime layer is loosely associated with the ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/c/21
(from the article `pharmaceutical industry`) Capsules are another common oral dosage form. Like tablets, capsules almost always contain inert ingredients to facilitate manufacture. There are two ... ...dosage form is the enteric coated tablet. Enteric coating prevents irritation of the stomach by the drug and protects the drug from stom...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/c/21
in botany, dry fruit that opens when ripe. It splits from apex to base into separate segments known as valves, as in the iris, or forms pores at the ... [3 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/c/21
The plastic or foil that covers the cork and part of the neck of a wine bottle.Found on http://www.translationdirectory.com/glossaries/glossary092.htm
A sealed, pressurized cabin with a environment capable of life-support, usually for containing a human or animal for extremely high-altitude flights, orbital space flight, or emergency escape.Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/C/cabin.html
A dry fruit which splits at least partially open at maturity.Found on http://www.neonaturalist.com/nature/nature_glossary.html
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