vial

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noun vi·al \ˈvī(-ə)l\

Definition of vial

  1. :  a small closed or closable vessel especially for liquids

Origin and Etymology of vial

Middle English fiole, viole, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin fiola, alteration of Latin phiala — more at phial


First Known Use: 14th century

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VIAL Defined for English Language Learners

vial

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noun vi·al \ˈvī(-ə)l\

Definition of vial for English Language Learners

  • : a very small glass or plastic container used for perfumes, medicines, etc.


VIAL Defined for Kids

vial

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noun vi·al \ˈvī-əl\

Definition of vial for Students

  1. :  a small container (as for medicines) that is usually made of glass or plastic


Medical Dictionary

vial

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noun vi·al \ˈvī(-ə)l\

Medical Definition of vial

  1. :  a small closed or closable vessel especially for liquids—called also phial



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