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Ampoule

An ampoule (also ampul, ampule, or ampulla) is a small sealed vial which is used to contain and preserve a sample, usually a solid or liquid.

ampoule n : a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle) [syn: {phial}, {vial}, {ampule}, {ampul}]

ampoule \ampoule\ n. 1. same as {ampule}. Syn: phial, vial, ampule, ampul [WordNet 1.5]

Vial

A vial (also known as a phial or flacon) is a small glass or plastic vessel or bottle, often used to store medication as liquids, powders or capsules.

vial n : a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle) [syn: {phial}, {ampule}, {ampul}, {ampoule}]

Vial \Vi"al\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vialed}or {Vialled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vialing} or {Vialling}.] To put in a vial or vials. ``Precious vialed liquors.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Vial \Vi"al\, n. [OE. viole, fiole, F. fiole. See {Phial}.] A small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper; as, a vial of medicine. [Written also {phial}.] [1913 Webster] Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilled liquor thou off. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • ampoule: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • ampoule: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • vial: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • vial: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • vial: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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