or am·pul, am·poule

[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ampoule

  • After cleaning a spot on her arm, he dug out a needle, and filled it from an ampoule.

    Feet Of Clay|Phillip Hoskins
  • There are only three ampoules of this and they also say, maximum dose one ampoule.

    The Lost Kafoozalum|Pauline Ashwell
  • From them, he compounded a liquid mixture which he forced into the ampoule of a hypodermic needle.

    Deepfreeze|Robert Donald Locke
  • They met together one night in the Duke of Ampoule's country house, six miles eastward of Alca, to consider ways and means.

    Penguin Island|Anatole France

British Dictionary definitions for ampoule


esp US ampule

/ (ˈæmpuːl, -pjuːl) /


med a small glass vessel in which liquids for injection are hermetically sealed
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