(1) Multiple-seeded fruit of a syncarpous ovary that breaks open by splits or pores. (2) Highly hydrated amorphous material, chiefly polysaccharide, which forms a thick outer coat, outside the cell wall, on some bacteria.
In botany a capsule is a type of simple, dry fruit produced by many species of flowering plants. A capsule is a dehiscent structure composed of two or more carpels, that, at maturity, split apart (dehisce) to release the seeds within. In some capsules, the split occurs between carpels, and in others each carpel splits open.
The metal or plastic material that covers the cork and top of a wine bottle. Now used for decorative purposes more than anything, capsules originally functioned as a means of protecting corks in old cellars from being attacked by insects, etc.
in radiolarians, a fibrous spherical partition of the cytoplasm which divides the cell into intra- and extracapsular spaces, effectively creating a three-compartment cell (nucleoplasm, endoplasm & ectoplasm).
1. a membrane or sack enclosing a body part. 2. a closed receptacle containing spores or seeds. 3. In bacteria, a external mucous layer secreted by the cell wall that makes the bacterium more resistant the host's immune response
General term for a cartilaginous, fibrous, or membranous structure that envelops another structure, organ, or part. The articular capsule envelops the joint. It consists of two parts: a fibrous capsule and a synovial membrane (capsule). When the term joint capsule is used, it is usually the fibrous part that is meant. The synovial membrane is a vascular connective tissue membrane that lines the entire joint cavity, although it does not cover the articular cartilage. The synovial membrane produces synovial fluid that lubricates the joint. It is the synovial membrane (capsule) in the joint that becomes inflamed with arthritis.
(KAP-sool) In medicine, a sac of tissue and blood vessels that surrounds an organ, joint, or tumor. A capsule is also a form for medicine that is taken by mouth. It usually has a shell made of gelatin with the medicine inside.
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, usually of a form of gelatin. In microbiology, a coat around a microbe, such as a bacterium or fungus. See the entire definition of Capsule
The term capsule in microbiology refers to a layer that lies outside the cell wall of bacteria. This layer is well organized and not easily washed off. It is usually composed of polysaccharides, but could be composed of other materials.
The portion of a microphone that converts acoustic energy to electrical energy. Often includes shock mounts, acoustic isolators, protective covers and electronic circuitry in addition to the basic transducer. Also called an element.
A round or square container (usually plastic) that snaps together and holds a coin or token. Capsules are usually used to preserve coins or tokens from oxidation and to make the presentation of the coin more impressive.
The sheets of white fibers beneath the cerebral cortex. Internal C., the sheet of fibers between the thalamus and the striate body. External C., the sheet of fibers between the striate body and the cortex.
Capsule is an OO programming language that is as simple as Java but has all the features of Java and C++. Capsule code is translated into C/C++ code before being compiled by the platforms C/C++ compiler and all C/C++ code can be included in Capsule code.