Capsula



capsula

capsula cap·su·la (kāp’sə-lə, -syu-)
n. pl. cap·su·lae (-lē’)

A membranous structure, usually dense collagenous connective tissue, that envelops an organ, joint, or other part.

An anatomical structure resembling a capsule or envelope.

Historical Examples

Stylus declinatus, Stigma subsimplex, capsula (per junior) siliquosa.
Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The William Griffith

capsula usually beautifully pink, sometimes purple or white.
Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart John McDouall Stuart

Petala 5, unguiculata coronata ad faucem, capsula 3-locularis.
The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 4 William Curtis

It cannot be put into a bottle, but must remain in the capsula, where dried.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

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