Ampulla



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 the ancient Romans for holding oil, wine, or perfumes.
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Historical Examples

At length the ovum slips out of the ampulla—the common result—or the tube bursts.
The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation Austin O’Malley

F—Iron tripod, in which the ampulla is usually placed when there are not many particles of gold to be parted from the silver.
De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola

If an ampulla be inflated and then pressed, the corresponding tube-foot will be seen to extend.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

Straightway there descends a dove white as snow, bearing in its beak an ampulla full of chrism sent from heaven.
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France

And to the ampulla (Note 7) and shrine of Saint Remy a crown, and likewise a crown to the holy relics there kept.
In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt

The vessel containing the oil wherewith the Kings of France were anointed, oil and ampulla being fabled to have come from Heaven.
In Convent Walls Emily Sarah Holt

At the base of each tube-foot there is a globular reservoir, or ampulla.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

They all knelt save the vicar, who had placed the oil in an ampulla upon a table.
A Lost Cause Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

We remember that at the time of the Revolution the ampulla containing the sacred oil was shivered into fragments.
Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature, Vol. III (of 6) The Reaction in France Georg Brandes

She brought cups and an ampulla of wine—not from among those upon the shelves.
Nicanor – Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor

noun (pl) -pullae (-ˈpʊliː)
(anatomy) the dilated end part of certain ducts or canals, such as the end of a uterine tube
(Christianity)

a vessel for containing the wine and water used at the Eucharist
a small flask for containing consecrated oil

a Roman two-handled bottle for oil, wine, or perfume
n.

late 14c., type of globular ancient Roman vessel; see ampoule.

ampulla am·pul·la (ām-pul’ə, -pŭl’ə)
n. pl. am·pul·lae (-pul’ē, -pŭl’ē)
A dilated portion of a canal or duct, as in the semicircular canal of the ear.
am·pul’lar adj.

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