American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small bladderlike cell or cavity.
- n. Anatomy A small sac or cyst, especially one containing fluid.
- n. Pathology A serum-filled blister formed in or beneath the skin.
- n. Geology A small cavity formed in volcanic rock by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In petrography, a cavity in lava formed by the expansion of escaping gasbubbles, chiefly of steam.
- n. Any small bladder-like structure, cavity, cell, or the like, in a body; a membranous or vesicular vessel or cavity; a little sac or cyst. Also vesicule. In anatomy and zoology, a small bladder or sac: a generic term of wide application to various hollow structures, otherwise of very different character and requiring specification by a qualifying word. Many such formations are embryonic and so transitory, and have other distinctive names when matured
- n. A minute hollow sphere or bubble of water or other liquid.
- n. cytology A membrane-bound compartment found in a cell.
- n. A small bladder-like cell or cavity.
- n. anatomy A small sac or cyst or vacuole, especially one containing fluid. A blister formed in or beneath the skin, containing serum. A bleb.
- n. anatomy A pocket of embryonic tissue that is the beginning of an organ.
- n. geology A small cavity formed in volcanic rock by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A bladderlike vessel; a membranous cavity; a cyst; a cell.
- n. (Bot.) A small bladderlike body in the substance of a vegetable, or upon the surface of a leaf.
- n. (Med.) A small, and more or less circular, elevation of the cuticle, containing a clear watery fluid.
- n. (Anat.) A cavity or sac, especially one filled with fluid.
- n. (Zoöl.) A small convex hollow prominence on the surface of a shell or a coral.
- n. (Geol.) A small cavity, nearly spherical in form, and usually of the size of a pea or smaller, such as are common in some volcanic rocks. They are produced by the liberation of watery vapor in the molten mass.
- n. a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
- From French vésicule or its source, Latin vēsīcula. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French vesicule, from Latin vēsīcula, diminutive of vēsīca, bladder, blister. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Inside-outside transitions of phospholipids in vesicle membranes.”
“All of the molecules in a given vesicle are identical; that is, a vesicle will contain only norepinephrine molecules or only GABA molecules.”
“The punctured part on a boy's arm (who was inoculated with fresh limpid virus) on the sixth day, instead of shewing a beginning vesicle, which is usual in the cow-pox at that period, was encrusted over with a rugged, amber-coloured scab.”
“In this work he demonstrated first, that the Graafian follicles in the ovary are not the actual eggs, but that they contain the spherical vesicle, which is the true ovum, a body about the one hundred and twentieth of an inch in diameter, wherein lie the properties transmitting the physical and mental characteristics of the parent or grandparent, or even of more remote ancestors.”
“-- The ovaries develop with the growth of the female, so that finally at the period of puberty they ripen and liberate an ovum or germ vesicle, which is carried into the uterine cavity of the”
“-- The ovaries develop with the growth of the female, so that finally at the period of puberty they ripen and liberate an ovum or germ vesicle, which is carried into the uterine cavity of the Fallopian tubes.”
“The punctured part on a boys arm (who was inoculated with fresh limpid virus) on the sixth day, instead of shewing a beginning vesicle, which is usual in the cow-pox at that period, was encrusted over with a rugged, amber-coloured scab.”
“There is a common uro-genital duct, into which a seminal vesicle, which is especially large in early spring, opens.”
“The ovaries develop with the growth of the female, so that, finally, at the pubescent period, they ripen and liberate an ovum, or germ vesicle, which is carried into the uterine cavity through the Fallopian tubes.”
“When diluted with water and placed under the microscope they are found to consist of a spheroidal sac, containing a clear or granular fluid and a spheroidal vesicle, which is termed the _nucleus_.”
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