from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of vesicle.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The big problem with live originating in lipid vesicles is that they are impermeable and would thus need channels that could not have evolved in an abiotic environment (i.e. a classical irredcuible complex system which is abviously contradictory to gradual evolution).

    Albert de Roos: A design hypothesis for the evolution of the nucleus

  • The chemical transmitter dopamine is formed from the precursors tyrosine and L-dopa and is stored in vesicles in the nerve endings.

    Physiology or Medicine for 2000 - Press Release

  • They are stored in vesicles enclosed by a membrane.

    Physiology or Medicine 1991 - Press Release

  • It depends on the region, so that in an anterior area, brain with optic and aural vesicles is induced, while further back, notochord and pronephric ducts are induced, and further back still, little tails.

    Hans Spemann - Nobel Lecture

  • They also push dopamine out of the little sacs, called vesicles, where neurons store it.

    How It All Starts Inside Your Brain

  • Citrus Anatomy Each segment of a citrus fruit is a compartment of the ovary, and is stuffed with small, elongated bags called vesicles, each of which contains many individual microscopic juice cells that fill with water and dissolved substances as the fruit develops.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • "An enzyme, luciferase, and a substrate, luciferin, are held in tiny bags called vesicles inside the cell," he said.

    NYT > Home Page

  • More than 90% of the ejaculatory fluid is produced by the prostate gland and seminal vesicles, which is why men who have had a vasectomy can still ejaculate normally.

    Wil's Ebay E-Store

  • At the time, what scientists mainly knew about the presynaptic neuron is that calcium ions stimulate the release of neurotransmitters from membrane-bound sacs called vesicles into the synapse, in a process that takes less than a millisecond.

    HHMI News

  • In the 1980s, Dr. Südhof and Dr. Scheller decoded the genes that control the functioning of tiny nerve cell bundles called vesicles, which send neurotransmitters across the synapses between cells.

    NYT > Home Page


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.