ampule

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.

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  9. ampulla of vas deferens,
  10. ampullaceous

Origin of ampule

1175–1225; < French < Latin ampulla ampulla; replacing Middle English ampulle < Old French < Latin; replacing Old English ampella, ampulla < Latin

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Word Origin and History for ampul

ampul

n.

sealed container holding a dose of medicine, 1907, from French ampul (1886), from Latin ampulla (see ampoule). A modern borrowing of the word represented by Middle English ampoule.

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