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.


Nearby words

  1. amplitude modulation,
  2. amplitude of accommodation,
  3. amply,
  4. ampoule,
  5. ampul,
  6. ampulla,
  7. ampulla of lorenzini,
  8. ampulla of uterine tube,
  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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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