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phial

[ fahy-uhl ]
/ ˈfaɪ əl /
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noun
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Origin of phial

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin phiala saucer <Greek phiálē; replacing Middle English phiole, fiole<Middle French fiole<Latin, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM phial

phi·al·ine [fahy-uh-lin, -lahyn], /ˈfaɪ ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn/, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH phial

file, phial
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British Dictionary definitions for phial

phial
/ (ˈfaɪəl) /

noun
a small bottle for liquids; vial

Word Origin for phial

C14: from Old French fiole, from Latin phiola saucer, from Greek phialē wide shallow vessel
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