vesica

[vuh-sahy-kuh, -see-kuh, ves-i-kuh]

Origin of vesica

First recorded in 1675–85, vesica is from the Latin word vēsīca
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vesica

noun plural -cae (-ˌsiː)
  1. anatomy a technical name for bladder (def. 1)
  2. (in medieval sculpture and painting) an aureole in the shape of a pointed oval

Word Origin for vesica

C17: from Latin: bladder, sac, blister
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vesica in Medicine

vesica

[və-sīkə, -sē-, vĕsĭ-kə]
n. pl. ve•si•cae (-kē, -sē)
  1. A bladder, especially the urinary bladder or the gallbladder.
  2. A hollow structure or sac containing a serous fluid.
Related formsvesi•cal (vĕsĭ-kəl) adj.
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