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Definition of Capsule


  1. a dry fruit or pod which is made up of several parts or carpels, and opens to discharge the seeds, as, the capsule of the poppy, the flax, the lily, etc.
  2. A small saucer of clay for roasting or melting samples of ores, etc.; a scorifier.
  3. a small, shallow, evaporating dish, usually of porcelain.
  4. A small cylindrical or spherical gelatinous envelope in which nauseous or acrid doses are inclosed to be swallowed.
  5. A membranous sac containing fluid, or investing an organ or joint; as, the capsule of the lens of the eye. Also, a capsulelike organ.
  6. A metallic seal or cover for closing a bottle.
  7. A small cup or shell, as of metal, for a percussion cap, cartridge, etc.

Capsule Translations

capsule in Dutch is kapseltje, capsule, doosvrucht
capsule in French is capsule
capsule in German is Kapsel
capsule in Hungarian is kapszula
capsule in Norwegian is kapsel
capsule in Swedish is kapsel