vesicle

noun ves·i·cle \ ˈve-si-kəl \

Definition of vesicle

1 a : a membranous and usually fluid-filled pouch (such 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

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Origin and Etymology of vesicle

Middle French vesicule, from Latin vesicula small bladder, blister, from diminutive of vesica


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vesicle

noun ves·i·cle \ ˈves-i-kəl \

medical Definition of vesicle

1 a : a membranous and usually fluid-filled pouch (as a cyst, vacuole, or cell) in a plant or animal
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 brain vesicle, optic vesicle, otic vesicle

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