ampoule

noun am·poule \ˈam-ˌpyül, -pül\
variants: or

ampule

or less commonly

ampul

\ˈam-ˌpyül, -pül\

Definition of ampoule

  1. 1 :  a hermetically sealed small bulbous glass vessel that is used to hold a solution for hypodermic injection

  2. 2 :  a vial resembling an ampoule

Origin and Etymology 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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