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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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Due to its inert properties, high oxygen impermeability, and neutral taste, gelatin has been rediscovered as an encapsulating agent food and ingredients.
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.