Simple Definition of vial
: a very small glass or plastic container used for perfumes, medicines, etc.
Full Definition of vial
: a small closed or closable vessel especially for liquids
Origin of vial
Middle English fiole, viole, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin fiola, alteration of Latin phiala — more at phial
First Known Use: 14th century
VIAL Defined for Kids
Definition of vial for Students
: a small container (as for medicines) that is usually made of glass or plastic
Medical Definition of vial
: a small closed or closable vessel especially for liquids—called also phial
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