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)



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