or am·pul, am·poule
- a sealed glass or plastic bulb containing solutions for hypodermic injection.
Origin of ampule
Examples from the Web for ampoule
After cleaning a spot on her arm, he dug out a needle, and filled it from an ampoule.Feet Of Clay
There are only three ampoules of this and they also say, maximum dose one ampoule.The Lost Kafoozalum
From them, he compounded a liquid mixture which he forced into the ampoule of a hypodermic needle.Deepfreeze
Robert Donald Locke
They met together one night in the Duke of Ampoule's country house, six miles eastward of Alca, to consider ways and means.Penguin Island
esp US ampule
- med a small glass vessel in which liquids for injection are hermetically sealed
Word Origin and History for ampoule
"small bottle or flask," especially one used for holy liquids, c.1200, from Old French ampole, from Latin ampulla "small globular flask or bottle," of uncertain origin, perhaps a contracted form of amphora.