ve·​sic·​u·​lar | \ və-ˈsi-kyə-lər How to pronounce vesicular (audio) , ve- \

Definition of vesicular

1 : containing, composed of, or characterized by vesicles vesicular lava
2 : having the form or structure of a vesicle
3 : of or relating to vesicles

Other Words from vesicular

vesicularity \ və-​ˌsi-​kyə-​ˈler-​ə-​tē How to pronounce vesicular (audio) , ve-​ , -​ˈla-​rə-​tē \ noun

Examples of vesicular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coxsackie can cause a vesicular rash, certainly chicken pox. CBS News, 17 July 2022 Subsequent archaeological work revealed a 16- by 13-foot room, likely part of Cortés’ home, made of basalt and vesicular lava stones. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 July 2020

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First Known Use of vesicular

1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vesicular

New Latin vesicula vesicle, from Latin, small bladder

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The first known use of vesicular was in 1715

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29 Jul 2022

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“Vesicular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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ve·​sic·​u·​lar | \ və-ˈsik-yə-lər, ve- How to pronounce vesicular (audio) \

Medical Definition of vesicular

1 : characterized by the presence or formation of vesicles a vesicular rash
2 : having the form of a vesicle a vesicular lesion


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