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or ampul, ampoule

[am-pyool, -pool] /ˈæm pyul, -pul/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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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