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[adjective vuh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt; verb vuh-sik-yuh-leyt]
  1. characterized by or covered with vesicles.
  2. of the nature of a vesicle.
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verb (used with or without object), ve·sic·u·lat·ed, ve·sic·u·lat·ing.
  1. to make or become vesicular.
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Origin of vesiculate

1820–30; < New Latin vēsīculātus, equivalent to Latin vēsīcul(a) vesicle + -ātus -ate1
Related formsve·sic·u·la·tion, nounun·ve·sic·u·lat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vesiculate


verb (vɛˈsɪkjʊˌleɪt, lɪt)
  1. to make (an organ or part) vesicular or (of an organ or part) to become vesicular
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adjective (vɛˈsɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. containing, resembling, or characterized by a vesicle or vesicles
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Derived Formsvesiculation, noun
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vesiculate in Medicine


  1. To make or become vesicular.
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  1. Full of or bearing vesicles; vesicular.
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