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encapsulate

[en′kap·sə‚lāt]
(science and technology)
To surround, encase, or enclose as if in a capsule; for example, the formation of a protective coating around a bacterium, or the enclosure of an item such as an electronic component in plastic.

encapsulate

To enclose, wrap or contain. Numerous electronic formats, including graphics, audio, video and especially network packets, are containers for the data. The actual data reside within the header and footer data of the container and are said to be "encapsulated" within the format. At the receiving end, the data are extracted ("decapsulated") for playback.
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The significance of the encapsulating agent lies in its performance as an excellent encapsulant and stabilizer of flavors, vitamins and the like.
Huang's lab is already working on encapsulating an antioxidant compound found in green tea.
The radiation-resistant EKOR(TM) can maintain its superior encapsulating properties for hundreds of years in the corrosive chemical and radiological environments encountered in the containment and long-term storage of radwaste.
By encapsulating mitoxantrone in our proprietary liposomes, we hope to demonstrate a safety and efficacy advantage over unencapsulated mitoxantrone when treating cancer and multiple sclerosis in humans.
Unlike conventional radiation-resistant geopolymers, EKOR can maintain its superior encapsulating properties for hundreds of years in a severe radiation environment.
EKOR is a desirable material for both the long-term isolation and future extraction of radioactive fuel - a method using highly corrosive materials - from which EKOR is also resistant and will maintain its encapsulating properties.
EKOR has been tested to 10 gigarads (10 billion rads) with no degradation - the equivalent of over 900 years encapsulating this pile.
The Company's technologies encompass the processes, materials and methods of encapsulating cells in Gel Microdrops permitting rapid detection and selection using flow cytometry and digital image analysis.