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capsule

1. a soluble case of gelatine enclosing a dose of medicine
2. a thin metal cap, seal, or cover, such as the foil covering the cork of a wine bottle
3. Botany
a. a dry fruit that liberates its seeds by splitting, as in the violet, or through pores, as in the poppy
b. the spore-producing organ of mosses and liverworts
4. Anatomy
a. a cartilaginous, fibrous, or membranous envelope surrounding any of certain organs or parts
b. a broad band of white fibres (internal capsule) near the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere
5. an aeroplane cockpit that can be ejected in a flight emergency, complete with crew, instruments, etc.

Capsule

 

in biology:

  1. In animals and man, the membrane surrounding various organs and their parts (for example, the kidney, liver, or joint capsules) and also pathological formations (parasites that have implanted themselves in tissue, necrotic masses, foreign bodies). A capsule is composed primarily of fibrous connective tissue and sometimes of adipose cellular tissue.
  2. The gelatinous layer around a cell characteristic of the capsulated bacteria, formed from macromolecular substances produced by these microorganisms[11–1083^]

Capsule

 

(1) A dry dehiscent fruit with many seeds (sometimes with one seed), formed of two or several carpels. Capsules dehisce by means of a lid (plantain, henbane), tiny holes (poppy, bellflower), denticles on top of the capsule (primrose, pinks), or longitudinal splits (valves) along the septum (tobacco, hellebore) or along the valves (tulip, lily, hyacinth).

(2) The spore-bearing part of the sporangium of mosses. These capsules are either cylindrical or spherical.

capsule

[′kap·səl]
(aerospace engineering)
A small, sealed, pressurized cabin with an internal environment that will support human or animal life during extremely high-altitude flight, space flight, or escape.
(engineering)
A boxlike component or unit, often sealed.
(anatomy)
A membranous structure enclosing a body part or organ.
(botany)
A closed structure bearing seeds or spores; it is dehiscent at maturity.
(microbiology)
A thick, mucous envelope, composed of polypeptide or carbohydrate, surrounding certain microorganisms.
(pharmacology)
A soluble shell in which drugs are enclosed for oral administration.
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En total fueron 12 capsulas de dos minutos que se repitieron dos veces al dia en 2 mil 549 estaciones de radio y television, concesionarias y permisionadas.
Capsula con paredes de 3-5 estratos; celulas epidermicas con engrosamientos nodulosos, las internas con bandas anulares a semianulares; esporas esfericas y papilosas; elateres biespiralados.
Para verificar se houve diferenca entre as variaveis estudadas entre os grupos frutas e capsulas, utilizou-se o teste t de Student para amostras independentes e, para verificar a diferenca dentro de cada grupo entre as primeiras e segundas medidas, o teste tde Student pareado, para verificar a diferenca das medidas antropometricas e composicao da gordura corporal apos o uso das frutas ou capsulas.
On top of that, laws about where the remains of human bodies can be kept vary from country to country, an issue the team at Capsula Mundi has run into.
El objetivo de este estudio fue conocer el tamano y biomasa de las capsulas y semillas, y la germinacion y viabilidad de las semillas de H.
La sinovitis de la capsula articular o la distension o ruptura del plato glenoideo y de la capsula sinovial son signos facilmente identificables en una resonancia magnetica (8) (Figura 5).
donde P es la porosidad de la capsula (%), Ph el peso (g) de la capsula saturada de agua, Ps el peso seco (g) de la capsula y V el volumen solido ([cm.
Los huevos fueron separados delicadamente de las hojas de su planta hospedante para su manejo, estos fueron colocados en recipientes cajas de Petri, en su interior en la base se ponia papel secante ligeramente humedecido para evitar la desecacion de los huevos, al emerger las larvas eran trasladadas a individuos medianos de la planta hospedante (alrededor de 1m de altura), desde alli se hacian los seguimientos y monitoreo de las larvas y pupas, tomando datos de crecimiento gracias a un calibrador pie de rey digital Discover[R] DC1004; las capsulas cefalicas fueron conservadas en viales plasticos, separando cada uno de los instares, ademas se hicieron observaciones del comportamiento larval.
Capsula elipsoide, 1,5-1,7 x 1-1,2 cm, simetrica, puberula, dehiscente de la base al apice, con seis carpelos totalmente desarrollados y polispermos; semillas ovoides, ca.
Their aim is to create 'memory parks' as an alternative to traditional cemeteries, although Italian laws currently make the Capsula Mundi illegal.
El gineceo cuenta con tres carpelos (uno solo en poaceas y dos o tres en ciperaceas pero fusionados y entonces un solo loculo) que luego se transforma en una capsula (cariopsis en las poaceas y aquenio en las ciperaceas) con 3 semillas en Luzula y muchas en el resto de los taxones (una sola en poaceas y ciperaceas).
Se administro la capsula de Yodo 131 el dia post-HD.