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New Class of Synthetic Capsules that Mimic Biological Cells Has Wide Array of Potential Uses

Applications in Gene Therapy, Drug Delivery, and Artificial Cell Design Expected From individual proteins to whole... Read More

Seeds: Time Capsules of Life

Seeds: Time Capsules of Life     ... Read More

Brood capsules

Brood capsules small hollow projections from the lining membrane of a hydatid cyst from which the scoleces... Read More

Microcapsules act as “roach motel” to kill harmful bacteria

November 19, 2008 -- Researchers in New Mexico and Florida are reporting development of microscopic particles that act as... Read More

The lipid lowering effect of plant sterol ester capsules in hypercholesterolemic subjects

The lipid lowering effect of plant sterol ester capsules in hypercholesterolemic subjects Robert V Acuff1, David J Cai2,... Read More

Wrinkled membranes create novel drug-delivery system

A University of Illinois scientist studying how membranes wrinkle has discovered a novel system for on-demand drug... Read More

New microcapsules put more medication into the bloodstream to treat disease

Scientists are reporting a potential solution to a problem that limits the human body’s ability to absorb and use... Read More


(noun) Plural form of capsule. See capsule for definition and additional... Read More


pipa (Science: zoology) The surinam toad (Pipa Americana), noted for its peculiar breeding habits. The male places the eggs... Read More

Sage improves memory, study shows

NEW research has proved that sage can improve memory, confirming centuries-old theories. British scientists have carried... Read More


vanilla 1. (Science: botany) A genus of climbing orchidaceous plants natives of tropical America. 2. The long podlike... Read More


surrenal --> suprarenal (Science: anatomy) Situated above, or anterior to, the kidneys. A suprarenal capsule. (Science:... Read More

Evolutionary Harmony For Stinkbugs And Their Gut Bacteria: A Perfect Match

With some 1 million species and counting, insects may be the most abundant class of animals living today. Their protective... Read More


Lecythis (Science: botany) a genus of gigantic trees, chiefly Brazilian, of the order Myrtaceae, having woody capsules... Read More


mosses A class of plants within the bryophyta comprising the mosses, which are found in both damp (including freshwater) and... Read More

Adductor hallucis

Adductor hallucis (Science: anatomy, muscle) origin, by two heads, the transverse head from the capsules of the lateral four... Read More

Quellung test

Definition noun A biochemical reaction in which anticapsular antibodies bind to the capsule of a bacterium, resulting in the... Read More


Fringe 1. An ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of stuff, originally consisting of the ends of the warp,... Read More


Bittersweet 1. Anything which is bittersweet. 2. A kind of apple so called. 3. (Science: botany) a climbing shrub, with oval... Read More


noli-me-tangere 1. (Science: botany) Any plant of a genus of herbs (impatiens) having capsules which, if touched when ripe,... Read More

Dosage forms

Dosage forms Completed forms of the pharmaceutical preparation in which prescribed doses of medication are included. They... Read More

Gum opium

Gum opium --> opium (Science: chemistry) The inspissated juice of the papaver somniferum, or white poppy. opium is obtained... Read More


ruffle 1. (Science: cell biology) projections at the leading edge of a crawling cell. In time lapse films the active edge... Read More


Chondroid 1. Resembling cartilage. Synonym: cartilaginoid. 2. Uncharacteristically developed cartilage, primarily cellular... Read More


operculated 1. (Science: botany) Closed by a lid or cover, as the capsules of the mosses. 2. (Science: zoology) Having an... Read More

Synovial frenula

synovial frenula --> vincula of tendons fibrous bands that extend from the flexor tendons of the fingers and toes to the... Read More

Hiss stain

Hiss stain (Science: technique) a stain for demonstrating the capsules of microorganisms, using gentian violet or basic... Read More


paulownia (Science: botany) A genus of trees of the order Scrophulariaceae, consisting of one species, Paulownia... Read More


Monkey-pot (Science: zoology) The fruit of two south American trees (lecythis Ollaria, and L. Zabucajo), which have for... Read More

Conjugate vaccine

Definition noun, plural: conjugate vaccines A type of vaccine made from an antigen (e.g. bacterial sugar capsules)... Read More


proprioceptor (Science: physiology) One of a variety of sensory end organs (such as the muscle spindle and Golgi's tendon... Read More


Circumscissile (Science: plant biology) opening splitting by a transverse fissure around the circumference, leaving an upper... Read More

Balling gun

Balling gun Balling iron An instrument used for administering boluses or capsules to... Read More

Sensory ganglion

sensory ganglion A cluster of primary sensory neurons forming a usually visible swelling in the course of a peripheral nerve... Read More


quadricapsular (Science: botany) Having four... Read More

Synovial frena

synovial frena --> vincula of tendons fibrous bands that extend from the flexor tendons of the fingers and toes to the... Read More

Sea grape

sea grape 1. (Science: botany) The gulf weed. See Gulf. A shrubby plant (Coccoloba uvifera) growing on the sandy shores of... Read More


Kamala (Science: botany) The red dusty hairs of the capsules of an East indian tree (Mallotus Philippinensis) used for... Read More


seedbox (Science: botany) A capsule. A plant (Ludwigia alternifolia) which has somewhat cubical or box-shaped... Read More

Medicinal products susceptible to dose dumping should be fully tested

Controlled release pills and capsules that show a tendency in the standard laboratory test toward “dose dumping” —... Read More