or am·pul, am·poule
- a sealed glass or plastic bulb containing solutions for hypodermic injection.
Origin of ampule
1175–1225; < French < Latin ampulla ampulla; replacing Middle English ampulle < Old French < Latin; replacing Old English ampella, ampulla < Latin
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Examples from the Web for ampul
The chief sign of the Canterbury pilgrimage was an ampul or ampulla or flask of lead or pewter.A Handbook of Pictorial History
Henry W. Donald
Word Origin and History for ampul
sealed container holding a dose of medicine, 1907, from French ampul (1886), from Latin ampulla (see ampoule). A modern borrowing of the word represented by Middle English ampoule.
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