[ vuh-sik-yuh-ler ]

  1. of or relating to a vesicle or vesicles.

  2. having the form of a vesicle.

  1. characterized by or consisting of vesicles.

Origin of vesicular

1705–15; <New Latin vēsīculāris, equivalent to Latin vēsīcul(a) vesicle + -āris-ar1

Other words from vesicular

  • ve·sic·u·lar·ly, adverb
  • in·ter·ve·sic·u·lar, adjective
  • non·ve·sic·u·lar, adjective
  • non·ve·sic·u·lar·ly, adverb
  • sub·ve·sic·u·lar, adjective

Words Nearby vesicular Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vesicular in a sentence

  • The erythematous and vesicular varieties are the most favorable.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • vesicular: More or less covered with minute vesicles due to gas formation; more minute than bullate.

  • When it becomes vesicular, it passes gradually into the highly porous rock called pumice.

    Geology | James Geikie
  • Occasionally we meet with igneous rocks which are more or less vesicular and amygdaloidal throughout their entire mass.

    Geology | James Geikie
  • As a rule, those lavas which are of inferior specific gravity are much more vesicular than the denser and heavier varieties.

    Geology | James Geikie