or am·pul, am·poule

[am-pyool, -pool]

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

Related Words for ampul

flask, bottle, ampoule, ampul, phial

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Word Origin and History for ampul

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper