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capsule

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæp.sjuːl/  us   /-səl/

capsule noun [C] (MEDICINE)

a small container with medicine inside that you swallow

capsule noun [C] (SPACECRAFT)

the part of a spacecraft in which the people on it live

capsule noun [C] (IN THE BODY)

specialized medical a flexible (= not stiff or fixed) structure surrounding an organ, joint, or other structure
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