- of or relating to a vesica or bladder, especially the urinary bladder.
- resembling a bladder, as in shape or form; elliptical.
Origin of vesical
1790–1800; < Medieval Latin vēsīcālis, equivalent to Latin vēsīc(a) bladder + -ālis -al1
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Examples from the Web for vesical
The blade of the knife should not wound the vesical mucous membrane.
They consisted in loss of cutaneous sensibility, motor paralysis, and vesical and rectal incompetence.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
It has also been used by Brauw, Gruithuisen, and others, in old pulmonary and vesical catarrhs.
When a ligature makes its way into the bladder it will set up cystitis and serve as a nucleus for a vesical calculus.
The ureter is secured by sutures to the vesical mucous membrane, and to the muscular coat of the bladder.
- of or relating to a vesica, esp the urinary bladder
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