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Enclosed in a capsule or sheath.
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Enclosed by a protective coating or membrane: an encapsulated bacterium.
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encapsulatedLocalized Oncology adjective Confined to a specific area, surrounded by a thin layer of fibrous tissue; encapsulation generally refers to a tumor confined to a specific area, surrounded by a capsule. See Islet encapsulation.
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encapsulatedEnclosed in a protective, or strengthening, membrane or coating.
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