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ampule

or ampul, ampoule

[am-pyool, -pool] /ˈæm pyul, -pul/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a sealed glass or plastic bulb containing solutions for hypodermic injection.
Origin of ampule
1175-1225
1175-1225; < French < Latin ampulla ampulla; replacing Middle English ampulle < Old French < Latin; replacing Old English ampella, ampulla < Latin
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  • I had put the ampule away in the medicine locker and deliberately forgotten about it.

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