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ampoule

noun am·poule \ˈam-ˌpyül, -pül\

Definition of AMPOULE

1
:  a hermetically sealed small bulbous glass vessel that is used to hold a solution for hypodermic injection
2
:  a vial resembling an ampoule

Variants of AMPOULE

am·poule or am·pule also am·pul \ˈam-ˌpyül, -pül\

Origin of AMPOULE

Middle English ampulle flask, from Old English & Anglo-French; Old English ampulle & Anglo-French ampuille, from Latin ampulla
First Known Use: 1886

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