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microcapsule

[mahy-kroh-kap-suh l, -sool, -syool] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌkæp səl, -sul, -syul/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a tiny capsule, 20–150 microns in diameter, used for slow-release application of drugs, pesticides, flavors, etc.
Origin of microcapsule
1960-1965
1960-65; micro- + capsule
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