[vuh-sahy-kuh, -see-kuh, ves-i-kuh]
- Anatomy. a bladder.
- vesica piscis.
Origin of vesica
First recorded in 1675–85, vesica is from the Latin word vēsīca
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Examples from the Web for vesica
The pointed oval, or vesica, is the conventionalized form of the fish.The Worship of the Church
Jacob A. Regester
Every Cathedral has its Vesica Piscis, often of enormous dimensions.Science and the Infinite
Sydney T. Klein
In the sky is a pretty Madonna and Child in a vesica surrounded by angels.The Shores of the Adriatic
F. Hamilton Jackson
Mandorla, man-dor′la, n. an oval panel, or a work of art filling such: the vesica piscis.
Its form is that of the vesica piscis, one of the most common emblems of the yoni.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism
- anatomy a technical name for bladder (def. 1)
- (in medieval sculpture and painting) an aureole in the shape of a pointed oval
C17: from Latin: bladder, sac, blister
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(və-sī′kə, -sē′-, vĕs′ĭ-kə)
- A bladder, especially the urinary bladder or the gallbladder.
- A hollow structure or sac containing a serous fluid.
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