cap·​su·​lar | \ ˈkap-sə-lər How to pronounce capsular (audio) \

Definition of capsular

1 : of, relating to, or resembling a capsule

Examples of capsular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Over 10% of patients reportedly experience capsular contraction, a hardening of the breast caused by shrinking scar tissue around the implant. Brianna Lewis, Glamour, 26 Apr. 2021 For Milan, new summer signing Theo Hernandez, who joined for €18m from Real Madrid, seems unlikely to recover from his capsular rupture but should be back for the following matches., 12 Sep. 2019 Some capsular devices, such as ingestible endoscopes (pillcams), are simply swallowed, making their location hard to pinpoint even in live patients. Melissa Jayne Kinsey, Slate Magazine, 26 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of capsular

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cap·​su·​lar | \ ˈkap-sə-lər How to pronounce capsular (audio) \

Medical Definition of capsular

: of, relating to, affecting, or resembling a capsule a capsular structure


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