American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small glass vial that is sealed after filling and used chiefly as a container for a hypodermic injection solution.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. same as ampule.
- n. a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
- Borrowed from French (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from Latin ampulla; see ampulla. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The chimera drops the empty ampoule into the bag, and smiles.”
“The chimera reaches into the bag at her feet, and rummages around, pulling out a small ampoule filled with yellow smoke.”
“A French nun who was cured overnight of Parkinson's disease after invoking John Paul's intercession presented the Pope with an ampoule of his blood as a holy relic.”
“Dr. McLaren stood in front of the tank with a printout in one hand and an ampoule of pale yellow liquid in the other.”
“They watched 2935 float over to the white square of plastic mounted in the far corner of the tank, watched it extract a waterproof pen from its holder, watched it scrawl three clumsy question marks on the square while brown and yellow patches rose and sank on its skin, then watched it shudder, spasm, and sink as the ampoule of anesthetic diffused through the tank.”
“He opened a little maintenance hatch and cracked the ampoule into it like an egg. 2935 had stopped eating and squeezed itself into the corner of the tank, watching him.”
“Chon breaks another ampoule and fills the syringe.”
“Inside was a glass-barreled needle and a length of rubber tubing, and a glass ampoule of clear fluid.”
“THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST WET HIS LIPS AS HE PICKED THROUGH VIALS inside the messenger bag, looking for a twenty-milliliter ampoule of propofol.”
“OK," he handed her an ampoule, 'give him adrenaline 1: 1000-0.”
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