ampoule

esp US ampule

/ (ˈæmpuːl, -pjuːl) /

noun

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

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Example sentences 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