from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling a capsule.

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a capsule.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a capsule; having the nature of a capsule; hollow and fibrous.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a capsule
  • adj. resembling a capsule


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