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ampullaceous

[am-puh-ley-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. like an ampulla; bottle-shaped.
Also am·pul·lar [am-puhl-er, -poo l-] /æmˈpʌl ər, -ˈpʊl-/, am·pul·la·ry [am-puhl-uh-ree, -poo l-, am-puh-ler-ee] /æmˈpʌl ə ri, -ˈpʊl-, ˈæm pəˌlɛr i/.

Origin of ampullaceous

From the Latin word ampullāceus, dating back to 1770–80. See ampulla, -aceous
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Examples from the Web for ampullaceous

Historical Examples

  • Ampullaceous, swelling out like a bottle or bladder (ampulla).

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray


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