phial

noun
phi·​al | \ ˈfī(-ə)l How to pronounce phial (audio) \

Definition of phial

: vial

Examples of phial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tubes, flasks, phials, and bottles containing the pigments are stored in floor-to-ceiling glass cabinets. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of phial

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phial

Middle English, from Latin phiala, from Greek phialē

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“Phial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phial. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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phial

noun
phi·​al | \ ˈfī(-ə)l How to pronounce phial (audio) \

Medical Definition of phial

: vial

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