Ampule and Vial

Ampule

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.

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

ampule \ampule\ n. 1. a small glass bottle which has been or can be sealed hermetically by application of flame to a narrow opening at the top. Note: aAn ampule usually has a narrow constriction near the top which can be scored and easily broken to open the ampule. Once opened, they cannot be hermetically re-sealed; thus the quantity contained is usually that which is to be used at once or within a short time. The contents are often sealed under vacuum to retard degradation by air. Syn: phial, vial, ampoule [WordNet 1.5] 2. an ampule, or vial resembling an ampule, which contains a drug. [PJC] ||

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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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  • ampule: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • ampule: 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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