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Main Entry: 1capĚsule
Pronunciation: kap-sl, -()sül
Function: noun 1: a surrounding cover of a bodily part (as a knee joint) 2: a case bearing spores or seeds 3: a shell usually of gelatin that is used for packaging something (as a drug); also: such a shell together with its contents 4: an envelope of carbohydrate around a microbe and especially a bacterium 5: a small compartment with nearly normal atmospheric pressure for a pilot or astronaut; especially: SPACECRAFT