American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a capsule.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hollow, like a chest or capsule; pertaining to or having the structure of a capsule.
- In botany, having for fruit a dry dehiscent seed-vessel or capsule: as, a capsular plant.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a capsule.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a capsule; having the nature of a capsule; hollow and fibrous.
- adj. of or relating to a capsule
- adj. resembling a capsule
“It's called capsular contracture … Women with capsular contracture often end up with disfigured breasts and pain.”
“The greatest concerns being rupture, pain, what is known as capsular contracture -- that's where the capsule around the implant actually contracts, that can be quite painful -- disfigurement and severe infection.”
“The second is the tissue reaction, what's called capsular contraction when the implants actually harden in contact with silicon.”
“This latter form, known as capsular, is usually found in connection with joints which possess a free and extended movement.”
“Many virulence factors are involved in the pathogenesis, namely capsular polysaccharides, RTX toxins, LPS and many iron acquisition systems.”
“Complications can also include a condition called capsular contracture - a tightening of the scar tissue, or capsule, that the body forms around breast implants.”
“Your risk of others, such as capsular contracture, can be reduced if the implant is placed behind the chest muscle rather than in front of it.”
“Like a modern-day Ponce de Leon, science journalist David Stipp sets out in search of the Fountain of Youth -- in capsular form -- in his book "The Youth Pill.”
“This allows the capsular structures to tighten and maintain hip stability.”
“You can also try 2 vaccines recommended by the World Health Organization for the prevention of typhoid: these are live, oral Ty21a vaccine (sold as Vivotif Berna) and the injectible Vi capsular polysaccharide vaccine (sold as Typhim Vi).”
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