-ule, -ole, -le

(Latin: suffix; little, small)

capsule (s) (noun), capsules (pl)
1. In pharmacology, a small round container which is soluble and enclosing a dose of medicine that can be swallowed whole, or the container itself.
2. A fruit containing seeds that it releases by splitting open when it is dry and mature.
3. A sac containing the spores of a moss or a liverwort.
4. In microbiology, a gelatinous covering that surrounds some microorganisms.
5. A membrane or sac enclosing an organ or body part.
6. A layer of white fibers in the fore brain.
7. A sealed cockpit in an aircraft that can be ejected in an emergency; known as an ejectable cockpit.
8. A very brief summary or expressed in an extremely brief or highly condensed way.
9. A protective seal; such as, the metal, plastic, or wax covering that protects the cork of a wine bottle.
10. Etymology: from Latan capsula, "small boat or chest"; indicating smallness of capsa, "box, case, chest"; from Latin capere, "to take hold".
1. A small spherical mass, especially a small drop of liquid.
2. A small globular body or mass (as a drop of water or a bead of sweat).
3. A small spherical pill of compressed sugar usually saturated with an alcoholic tincture and used in homeopathy.