encapsulated

adjective en·cap·su·lat·ed \ in-ˈkap-sə-ˌlā-təd , en- \
Updated on: 19 Mar 2018

Definition of encapsulated

1 : surrounded by a gelatinous or membranous envelope
  • encapsulated water bacteria
2 : condensed

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First Known Use of encapsulated

1894

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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encapsulated

adjective en·cap·su·lat·ed

medical Definition of encapsulated

: surrounded by a gelatinous or membranous envelope
  • an encapsulated drug
  • encapsulated bacteria

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