from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small glass vial that is sealed after filling and used chiefly as a container for a hypodermic injection solution.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small hermetically sealed vial containing a sterile solution suitable for injection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. same as ampule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
French, from Old French, from Latin ampulla; see ampulla.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from French (Wiktionary)