transitive verb Date: 1963 to enclose in a microcapsule <
microencapsulated aspirin
microencapsulation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • microencapsulate — mi·cro·en·cap·su·late (mī krō ĕn kăpʹsə lāt ) tr.v. mi·cro·en·cap·su·lat·ed, mi·cro·en·cap·su·lat·ing, mi·cro·en·cap·su·lates To enclose in microcapsules.   mi cro·en·cap su·laʹtion n. * * * …   Universalium

  • microencapsulate — verb To embed by means of microencapsulation …   Wiktionary

  • microencapsulate — mi·cro·en·cap·su·late in kap sə .lāt vt, lat·ed; lat·ing to enclose in a microcapsule <microencapsulated aspirin> mi·cro·en·cap·su·la·tion in .kap sə lā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • microencapsulate — mi·cro·encapsulate …   English syllables

  • microencapsulate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • microencapsulation — noun see microencapsulate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pharmaceutical industry — Producers of pharmaceuticals, substances used in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and the modification of organic functions. The earliest records of medicinal plants and minerals are those of the ancient Chinese, Hindu, and… …   Universalium

  • microencapsulation — ☆ microencapsulation [mī΄krōen kap΄sə lā′shən ] n. a process in which tiny particles or droplets of a substance are separately encapsulated for controlled release: used to prolong the action of drugs, solidify liquids, etc. microencapsulate vt.… …   English World dictionary

  • microencapsulation — noun see microencapsulate …   Useful english dictionary

  • mi|cro|en|cap|su|late — «MY kroh ehn KAP suh layt», transitive verb, lat|ed, lat|ing. to enclose (something small) in a microcapsule: »Attempts…are being made to microencapsulate enzymes for therapy (New Scientist and Science Journal) …   Useful english dictionary

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