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Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

1. The cellular sheath or membrane surrounding an organ. A joint capsule is the tough fibrous sheath which surrounds a joint such as the temporomandibular joint.

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Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

1. The cellular sheath or membrane surrounding an organ. A joint capsule is the tough fibrous sheath which surrounds a joint such as the temporomandibular joint.

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Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

1 The gelatinous, outer surface layer of a prokaryotic cell (also known as the sheath in cyanobacteria), which is composed primarily of polysaccharides. In pathogenic bacteria,...

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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

1. A layer of hydrophilic polysaccharide that covers the surface of some Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, giving colonies a ‘smooth’ appearance. The hydrophilicity...

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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

1 (in botany)

a A dry fruit that releases its seeds when ripe; it is formed from several fused carpels and contains many seeds. The seeds may be dispersed...

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Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The original name for a crewed spacecraft. It was more appropriate at first because of the thimble shape and the limited room inside a spacecraft. US astronaut Michael Collins said that by...

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Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 172 words.

1 (in botany)

a A dry fruit that releases its seeds when ripe; it is formed from several fused carpels

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Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 174 words.

1. (in botany) a. A dry fruit that releases its seeds when ripe; it is formed from several fused carpels

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John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 69 words.

1. A layer of hydrophilic polysaccharide that covers the surface of some Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, giving colonies a ‘smooth’

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Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 68 words.

1 The gelatinous, outer surface layer of a prokaryotic cell (also known as the sheath in *cyanobacteria), which

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Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 68 words.

1 The gelatinous, outer surface layer of a prokaryotic cell (also known as the sheath in *cyanobacteria), which

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