Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hermetically sealed vial made of glass or plastic that contains a sterile medicinal solution or a powder that is usually made into a solution for subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a small glass bottle which has been or can be sealed hermetically by application of flame to a narrow opening at the top.
  • noun an ampule, or vial resembling an ampule, which contains a drug.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of ampoule.

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

  • noun a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)

Etymologies

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

[French ampoule, from Old French, from Latin ampulla; see ampulla.]

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