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ampule

or am·pul, am·poule

[am-pyool, -pool]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a sealed glass or plastic bulb containing solutions for hypodermic injection.
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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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Historical Examples

  • I had put the ampule away in the medicine locker and deliberately forgotten about it.

    Last Resort

    Stephen Bartholomew