a sealed glass or plastic bulb containing solutions for hypodermic injection.
The chief sign of the Canterbury pilgrimage was an ampul or ampulla or flask of lead or pewter.
A Handbook of Pictorial History Henry W. Donald
sealed container holding a dose of medicine, 1907, from French ampul (1886), from Latin ampulla (see ampoule). A modern borrowing of the word represented by Middle English ampoule.
- Ampulla of lorenzini
CITE Translate Facebook Share Twitter Tweet Google+ Share 1. any of an array of electroreceptors in the head of sharks, skates, and rays capable of detecting weak electrical signals produced by muscular activity in other creatures. Origin of ampulla of Lorenzini after Italian physician Stefano Lorenzini (flourished 1678), who first described them Dictionary.com Unabridged Based […]
Anatomy. a dilated portion of a canal or duct, especially of the semicircular canals of the ear. Zoology, Botany. any flask-shaped structure. Ecclesiastical. a vessel for the wine and water used at the altar. a vessel for holding consecrated oil. a two-handled bottle having a somewhat globular shape, made of glass or earthenware, used by […]
- Ampulla of uterine tube
ampulla of uterine tube ampulla of uterine tube n. The wide portion of the fallopian tube near the fimbriated extremity.
- Ampulla of vas deferens
ampulla of vas deferens ampulla of vas deferens n. See Henle’s ampulla.