meaning of Ampulla

Ampulla meaning in General Dictionary

A narrow necked vessel having two manages and bellying on like a jug

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  • the dilated percentage of a canal or duct specially associated with the semicircular canals associated with ear
  • a flask that features two manages; used by Romans for wines or natural oils
  • A narrow-necked vessel having two manages and bellying out like a jug.
  • A cruet for the wine and liquid at Mass.
  • The vase where holy oil for chrism, unction, or coronation is held.
  • Any membranous bag shaped like a leathern container, because the dilated end of a vessel or duct; particularly the dilations of semicircular canals associated with ear.

Ampulla meaning in Medical Dictionary

In structure, a sac-like enhancement of a canal or duct. The ampulla of Vater may be the enlargement for the ducts from the liver and pancreas on point where they enter the tiny bowel.


Ampulla meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., variety of globular old Roman vessel; see ampoule.


Ampulla meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A narrow-necked vessel having two manages and bellying on like a jug.

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  • (n.) A cruet the wine and liquid at Mass.
  • (letter.) The vase in which the holy oil for chrism, unction, or coronation is held.
  • (n.) Any membranous bag-shaped like a leathern bottle, since the dilated end of a vessel or duct; especially the dilations associated with semicircular canals of this ear.

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