ampullaceous

ampullaceous

[am-puh-ley-shuhs]
adjective
like an ampulla; bottle-shaped.
Also, ampullar [am-puhl-er, -pool-] , ampullary [am-puhl-uh-ree, -pool-, am-puh-ler-ee] .


Origin:
1770–80; < Latin ampullāceus. See ampulla, -aceous

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ampulla (æmˈpʊlə)
 
n , pl -pullae
1.  anatomy the dilated end part of certain ducts or canals, such as the end of a uterine tube
2.  Christianity
 a.  a vessel for containing the wine and water used at the Eucharist
 b.  a small flask for containing consecrated oil
3.  a Roman two-handled bottle for oil, wine, or perfume
 
[C16: from Latin, diminutive of amphora]
 
ampullaceous
 
adj
 
ampul'laceal
 
adj
 
ampullar
 
adj
 
ampullary
 
adj

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