Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a capsule; having the nature of a capsule; hollow and fibrous.
  • adjective (Anat.) a ligamentous bag or capsule surrounding many movable joints in the skeleton.

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

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

  • adjective of or relating to a capsule
  • adjective resembling a capsule

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Examples

  • It's called capsular contracture … Women with capsular contracture often end up with disfigured breasts and pain.

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  • The second is the tissue reaction, what's called capsular contraction when the implants actually harden in contact with silicon.

    CNN Transcript Jul 21, 2003

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Oct 14, 2003

  • This latter form, known as capsular, is usually found in connection with joints which possess a free and extended movement.

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  • Many virulence factors are involved in the pathogenesis, namely capsular polysaccharides, RTX toxins, LPS and many iron acquisition systems.

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  • Many virulence factors are involved in the pathogenesis, namely capsular polysaccharides, RTX toxins, LPS and many iron acquisition systems.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Many virulence factors are involved in the pathogenesis, namely capsular polysaccharides, RTX toxins, LPS and many iron acquisition systems.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Many virulence factors are involved in the pathogenesis, namely capsular polysaccharides, RTX toxins, LPS and many iron acquisition systems.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Complications can also include a condition called capsular contracture - a tightening of the scar tissue, or capsule, that the body forms around breast implants.

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  • 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.

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