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capsula cap·su·la (kāp'sə-lə, -syu-)
n. pl. cap·su·lae (-lē')

  1. A membranous structure, usually dense collagenous connective tissue, that envelops an organ, joint, or other part.

  2. An anatomical structure resembling a capsule or envelope.

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