from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vial.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small bottle for medicines.
- v. To put or keep in, or as in, a phial.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small bottle for medicines; a vial.
- transitive v. To put or keep in, or as in, a phial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See vial.
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)
Middle English fiole, from Old French, from Late Latin fiola, shallow vessel, alteration of Latin phiala, from Greek phialē.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French fiole, from Latin phiala ("a broad, flat, shallow cup or bowl"), from Ancient Greek φιάλη (phiálē). Cognate to English vial. (Wiktionary)