Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to vesicles.
  • adj. Composed of or containing vesicles.
  • adj. Having the form of a vesicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to vesicles.
  • adj. Having vesicles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to vesicles; esp., of or pertaining to the air vesicles, or air cells, of the lungs.
  • adj. Containing, or composed of, vesicles or vesiclelike structures; covered with vesicles or bladders; vesiculate.
  • adj. Having the form or structure of a vesicle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy and zoology: Of or pertaining to a vesicle; of the form or nature of a vesicle; cystic; bladdery.
  • Having a vesicle; vesiculate; full of or consisting of vesicles, especially when they are small and numerous; areolar; cellular: as, the vesicular tissue of the lungs; a vesicular polyp.
  • In botany, pertaining to or consisting of vesicles; appearing as if composed of small bladders; bladdery.
  • In geology, the epithet applied to rocks having a cellular structure, the cavities being rather large and well rounded, but not very abundant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or involving vesicles

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Examples

  • The host virus causes a disease called vesicular stomatitis in animals and people.

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  • This soft, rustling sound is known as vesicular murmur, and wherever it is heard it signifies that the lung contains air and is functionally active.

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  • The vaccine is based on a livestock pathogen called vesicular stomatitis virus, which has been engineered to express a glycoprotein also present on Ebola's envelope.

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  • That complex has far fewer components and is involved in a completely different cellular process, called vesicular transport, by which materials move in, out and around the cell enclosed in vesicles.

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  • Optineurin is a multifunctional protein involved in several functions such as vesicular trafficking from the Golgi to the plasma membrane, NF-kappa B regulation, signal transduction and gene expression.

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  • The Opportunity rover has been taking pictures of the Victoria Crater, and Spirit has been photographing the Esperanza formation which contains "vesicular" basalt (characterized by multiple cavities representing dissolved gas escaping from solution during a volcanic eruption).

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  • In 1969 – 70, the isolation of an RNA-polymerase associated with the viral particles of the vesicular stomatitis virus led to the idea that perhaps a key enzyme was also associated with the oncogenic RNA viruses.

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  • Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a highly vesicular glass shard of ash measuring just over 0.1 mm long, erupted during the 18 May 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

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  • Miombo is notable among dry tropical woodlands for the dominance of tree species with ectomycorrhizal rather than vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal associations.

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  • Essentially zoster of the ear, Ramsay Hunt consists of a painful vesicular rash in the external ear canal associated with a facial nerve palsy, vertigo, oral vesicles and taste disturbance.

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