microcapsule

[mahy-kroh-kap-suhl, -sool, -syool]
noun Chemistry.
a tiny capsule, 20–150 microns in diameter, used for slow-release application of drugs, pesticides, flavors, etc.

Origin:
1960–65; micro- + capsule

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