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Noun: encapsulation  in,kap-su'ley-shun or en,kap-su'ley-shun [N. Amer], in,kaps-yû'ley-shun or en,kaps-yû'ley-shun [Brit]
  1. The condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule)
    "the encapsulation of tendons in membranous sheaths"
  2. The process of enclosing (as in a capsule)

Derived forms: encapsulations

Type of: condition, physical process, process, status

Encyclopedia: Encapsulation