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

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Recent Examples on the Web The tubes, flasks, phials, and bottles containing the pigments are stored in floor-to-ceiling glass cabinets. Mark Feeney,, "Coloring our world, from cave paintings to today," 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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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