vesicle

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ves·i·cle

noun \ˈve-si-kəl\

Definition of VESICLE

1
a :  a membranous and usually fluid-filled pouch (as a cyst, vacuole, or cell) in a plant or animal
b :  a small abnormal elevation of the outer layer of skin enclosing a watery liquid :  blister
c :  a pocket of embryonic tissue that is the beginning of an organ
2
:  a small cavity in a mineral or rock

Origin of VESICLE

Middle French vesicule, from Latin vesicula small bladder, blister, from diminutive of vesica
First Known Use: 1578

ves·i·cle

noun \ˈves-i-kəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VESICLE

1
a : a membranous and usually fluid-filled pouch (as a cyst, vacuole, or cell) in a plant or animal b : synaptic vesicle
2
: a small abnormal elevation of the outer layer of skin enclosing a watery liquid : blister
3
: a pocket of embryonic tissue that is the beginning of an organ—see auditory vesicle, brain vesicle, optic vesicle

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