fibrous capsule

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fi·brous cap·sule

[TA]
any fibrous envelope of a part; the fibrous capsule of an organ.
See also: fibrous layer.

fibrous capsule

1 the external layer of an articular capsule. It surrounds the articulation of two adjoining bones.
2 the external, tough membranous envelope surrounding some visceral organs, such as the liver. Compare synovial membrane.

fi·brous cap·sule

(fī'brŭs kap'sŭl) [TA]
Any fibrous envelope of a part; the fibrous capsule of an organ.