[ adjective vuh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt; verb vuh-sik-yuh-leyt ]
/ adjective vəˈsɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt; verb vəˈsɪk yəˌleɪt /


characterized by or covered with vesicles.
of the nature of a vesicle.

verb (used with or without object), ve·sic·u·lat·ed, ve·sic·u·lat·ing.

to make or become vesicular.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for vesiculation


verb (vɛˈsɪkjʊˌleɪt, lɪt)

to make (an organ or part) vesicular or (of an organ or part) to become vesicular

adjective (vɛˈsɪkjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)

containing, resembling, or characterized by a vesicle or vesicles
Derived Formsvesiculation, noun
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Medicine definitions for vesiculation (1 of 2)


[ vĕ-sĭk′yə-lāshən ]


The formation of vesicles.blistering vesication
The presence of vesicles.

Medicine definitions for vesiculation (2 of 2)


[ vĕ-sĭkyə-lāt′ ]


To make or become vesicular.


Full of or bearing vesicles; vesicular.
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