noun, plural am·pul·lae [am-puhl-ee, -poo l-ee] /æmˈpʌl i, -ˈpʊl i/.
- a vessel for the wine and water used at the altar.
- a vessel for holding consecrated oil.
- amplitude of accommodation,
- ampulla of lorenzini,
- ampulla of uterine tube,
- ampulla of vas deferens,
Origin of ampulla
Examples from the Web for ampullae
E—Other ampullae receiving the distilled aqua and likewise arranged in sand contained in the lower boxes.De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
These vessels connect with the urethra by a small duct, at the point where the ampullae do.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction|T. W. Shannon
Thus impulses may be generated in the nerves of the ampullae.
noun plural -pullae (-ˈpʊliː)
- a vessel for containing the wine and water used at the Eucharist
- a small flask for containing consecrated oil
Word Origin for ampulla
late 14c., type of globular ancient Roman vessel; see ampoule.