Vesicae

vesica

[vuh-sahy-kuh, -see-kuh, ves-i-kuh]
noun, plural vesicae [vuh-sahy-kee, -see-kee, ves-i-kee] .
1.
Anatomy. a bladder.

Origin:
1675–85; < Latin vēsīca

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vesica (ˈvɛsɪkə)
 
n , pl -cae
1.  anatomy a technical name for bladder
2.  (in medieval sculpture and painting) an aureole in the shape of a pointed oval
 
[C17: from Latin: bladder, sac, blister]

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vesica ve·si·ca (və-sī'kə, -sē'-, věs'ĭ-kə)
n. pl. ve·si·cae (-kē, -sē)

  1. A bladder, especially the urinary bladder or the gallbladder.

  2. A hollow structure or sac containing a serous fluid.


ves'i·cal (věs'ĭ-kəl) adj.
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