or am·pul, am·poule
[ am-pyool, -pool ]
/ ˈæm pyul, -pul /
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a sealed glass or plastic bulb containing solutions for hypodermic injection.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
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Origin of ampule
1175–1225; <French <Latin ampullaampulla; replacing Middle English ampulle<Old French <Latin; replacing Old English ampella, ampulla<Latin
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Example sentences from the Web for ampule
I had put the ampule away in the medicine locker and deliberately forgotten about it.Last Resort|Stephen Bartholomew
Medical definitions for ampule
A hermetically sealed vial made of glass or plastic that contains a sterile medicinal solution or a powder to be made into a solution for subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injection.
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