Share this entry
decapsulate Syllabification: de·cap·su·late
Pronunciation: /dēˈkapsəlāt/

Definition of decapsulate in English:


[with object] Surgery
Remove the capsule or covering from (a kidney or other encapsulated organ).
Example sentences
  • Grossly, the spleen was mostly decapsulated, and microscopic examination showed a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.


Pronunciation: /dēˌkapso͝oˈlāSHən/
Example sentences
  • We provide 2 new cases of splenic cysts treated with partial laparoscopic decapsulation using harmonic scalpel.
Definition of decapsulate in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources