microcapsule
noun Date: 1961 a tiny capsule containing material (as an adhesive or a medicine) that is released when the capsule is broken, melted, or dissolved

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  • microcapsule — [mī′krō kap΄səl] n. a tiny capsule designed to hold a minute amount of a medicine, chemical, etc. that is released when the capsule is melted, dissolved, or broken …   English World dictionary

  • microcapsule — /muy kroh kap seuhl, soohl, syoohl/, n. Chem. a tiny capsule, 20 150 microns in diameter, used for slow release application of drugs, pesticides, flavors, etc. [1960 65; MICRO + CAPSULE] * * * …   Universalium

  • microcapsule — noun A very small capsule designed to release its contents when broken (typically, after being swallowed) …   Wiktionary

  • microcapsule — mi·cro·cap·sule mī krō .kap səl, (.)sül n a tiny capsule containing material (as a medicine) that is released when the capsule is broken, melted, or dissolved …   Medical dictionary

  • microcapsule — mi·cro·capsule …   English syllables

  • microcapsule — mi•cro•cap•sule [[t]ˈmaɪ kroʊˌkæp səl, sul, syul[/t]] n. chem. a tiny capsule used for slow release application of drugs, pesticides, etc • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • microcapsule —  n.f. Capsule microscopique …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • microcapsule — ¦mīkrōˌ noun Etymology: micr + capsule (I) : a tiny capsule containing material (as an adhesive or a medicine) that is released when the capsule is broken, melted, or dissolved …   Useful english dictionary

  • Micro-encapsulation — is a process in which tiny particles or droplets are surrounded by a coating to give small capsules many useful properties. In a relatively simplistic form, a microcapsule is a small sphere with a uniform wall around it. The material inside the… …   Wikipedia

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