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ampule

or am·pul, am·poule

[ am-pyool, -pool ]
/ ˈæm pyul, -pul /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

a sealed glass or plastic bulb containing solutions for hypodermic injection.

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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

ampule

n.

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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