[kap-suhl, -sool, -syool]
The word capsule
, or encapsulation
, may refer to:
- Capsule (anatomy), a cover or envelope partly or wholly surrounding a structure.
- Capsule (fruit), a type of dry fruit like the poppy, iris or foxglove.
- Capsule (group), a Shibuya-kei musical group, consisting of vocalist Toshiko Koshijima and producer Yasutaka Nakata.
- Capsule (microbiology), a layer that lies outside the cell wall of bacteria.
- Capsule (pharmacy), a small gelatinous case enclosing a dose of medication.
- Another name for the sporangium of mosses and hornworts.
- The electronic or electromagnetic component inside a microphone which converts acoustic energy into an electric signal.
- Capsular contracture, the scar tissue naturally forming around breast implants.
- A protective cover for a cork on a bottle.
- A cylinder capped with hemispheres
- A capsule hotel, a type of very dense overnight lodging popular in urban Japan.
- A space capsule, a type of manned spacecraft.
- A time capsule, a cache of items and/or information to be preserved for future times.
- The plastic container used to hold small toys and other items in bulk vending machines, also known as "Capsule Machines"