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Main Entry: 1capĚsule
Pronunciation: primarystresskap-sschwal, -(secondarystress)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

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