Synonyms for capsule

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Capsular: in the form of a capsule or little cup-like container.

The capsule splits into four valves, something like a liverwort.

The capsule was on its back and Brandon was still strapped securely to the seat.

And maybe another ten to give the capsule time to slow down.

Is it the capsule of a plant, from which the lid has dropped, allowing the seeds to fall?

Parachute, capsule and timing device were of good workmanship.

He took out a capsule, uncapped it, and bent over the sleeper.

This capsule will be lowered at the end of your opening address.

Billings poured the contents of the capsule into the palm of his hand.

Billings extended the capsule and Slade examined it curiously.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from French capsule "a membranous sac" (16c.), from Latin capsula "small box or chest," diminutive of capsa "box, case, chest" (see case (n.2)). Medicinal sense is 1875; shortened form cap is from 1942. Sense in space capsule is first recorded 1954. As an adjective from 1938. Related: Capsular.

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