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  • noun
    A small case or container, especially a round or cylindrical one. (he showed us the cylinder of the gun filled with six plastic capsules)
    A tough sheath or membrane that encloses an organ or other structure in the body, such as a kidney or a synovial joint.
    The foil or plastic covering the cork of a wine bottle.
    A dry fruit that releases its seeds by bursting open when ripe, such as a pea pod.
    The spore-producing structure of mosses and liverworts, typically borne on a stalk.
    (of a piece of writing) shortened but retaining the essence of the original; condensed. (a capsule review of the movie)


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