ampule

[am-pyool, -pool]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a sealed glass or plastic bulb containing solutions for hypodermic injection.
Also, ampul, ampoule.


Origin:
1175–1225; < French < Latin ampulla ampulla; replacing Middle English ampulle < Old French < Latin; replacing Old English ampella, ampulla < Latin

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ampoule or esp (US) ampule (ˈæmpuːl, -pjuːl)
 
n
med a small glass vessel in which liquids for injection are hermetically sealed
 
ampule or esp (US) ampule
 
n

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The user breaks the ampule and squeezes the gel onto a brush tip.
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