capsular

adjective

cap·​su·​lar ˈkap-sə-lər How to pronounce capsular (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or resembling a capsule
2

Examples of capsular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hendricks hasn’t pitched in a game since July 5 after a capsular tear in his right shoulder that led to surgery and will not be ready for the start of the season. Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune, 23 Mar. 2023 As Mooney reported, Hendricks is weeks away from throwing off of a mound, and the capsular tear in his right shoulder sapped its strength, forcing Hendricks into rebuilding his shoulder and body strength. Jared Wyllys, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 Fully embracing a one-day-at-a-time mantra has been a staple of Hendricks’ routine since his 2022 season officially was shut down in August because of a capsular tear in his right shoulder. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 15 Jan. 2023 That’s when the capsular tear appeared, which recalibrated his time out to 12 weeks. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 22 Aug. 2022 Briefly: Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks will not return this season because of a capsular tear in his shoulder. San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Aug. 2022 If the timing is right for a capsular release, the procedure can be highly effective, experts said. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021 Numerous injuries are to blame: right lat strain, shoulder capsular inflammation, right shoulder tendinitis and now right shoulder surgery. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2021 Then, right shoulder capsular inflammation shut him down after seven starts and 19⅓ innings. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 11 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of capsular was in 1708

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“Capsular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capsular. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

capsular

adjective
cap·​su·​lar ˈkap-sə-lər How to pronounce capsular (audio)
: of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a capsule
a capsular structure
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