Definition of vial
: a small closed or closable vessel especially for liquids
Recent Examples of vial from the Web
Mills Pharmacy sells naloxone in vials for $49 for two doses at all nine stores in the Birmingham area.
At the turn of the 20th century, Austrian scientist Karl Landsteiner used vials of his own blood to prove that different blood types in humans exist — and that incompatible ones will clump if mixed together.
Walgreens said the cash price is $20 for a generic, single-dose vial and syringe, or $40 for a generic nasal spray; CVS said the uninsured pay $45 for a two-dose injectable version and $110 for the Narcan-brand nasal spray.
The investigators say that reuse caused a syringe to become contaminated, and this contaminated the measles vaccine vials, which then infected the children.
The TSA once stopped Michael Polito, an Antarctic researcher from Louisiana State University, because his bag contained 50 vials of white powder.
At Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala., supplies ran so low a few weeks ago that Gino Agnelly, the head pharmacist, embarked on a desperate scavenger hunt, culling vials from the 50 crash carts that were stowed around the hospital.
Epi-Case has a cavity that contains two vials of epinephrine.
An investigation led to the seizure of suspected heroin and hundreds of vials and other drug paraphernalia at the residence, according to police.
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VIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vial for English Language Learners
: a very small glass or plastic container used for perfumes, medicines, etc.
VIAL Defined for Kids
Definition of vial for Students
: a small container (as for medicines) that is usually made of glass or plastic
Medical Definition of vial
: a small closed or closable vessel especially for liquids—called also phial
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