vesicularly

vesicular

[vuh-sik-yuh-ler]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a vesicle or vesicles.
2.
having the form of a vesicle.
3.
characterized by or consisting of vesicles.

Origin:
1705–15; < Neo-Latin vēsīculāris, equivalent to Latin vēsīcul(a) vesicle + -āris -ar1

vesicularly, adverb
intervesicular, adjective
nonvesicular, adjective
nonvesicularly, adverb
subvesicular, adjective
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vesicle (ˈvɛsɪkəl)
 
n
1.  pathol
 a.  any small sac or cavity, esp one containing serous fluid
 b.  a blister
2.  geology a rounded cavity within a rock formed during solidification by expansion of the gases present in the magma
3.  botany a small bladder-like cavity occurring in certain seaweeds and aquatic plants
4.  any small cavity or cell
 
[C16: from Latin vēsīcula, diminutive of vesica]
 
vesicular
 
adj
 
ve'sicularly
 
adv

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vesicular ve·sic·u·lar (vě-sĭk'yə-lər, və-)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to vesicles.

  2. Composed of or containing vesicles.

  3. Having the form of a vesicle.


ve·sic'u·lar·ly adv.
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vesicle   (věs'ĭ-kəl)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A small fluid-filled sac in the body.

  2. A membrane-bound sac in eukaryotic cells that stores or transports the products of metabolism in the cell and is sometimes the site for the breaking down of metabolic wastes. Vesicles bulge out and break off from the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus. Vesicles get their energy for mobility from ATP. Lysosomes and peroxisomes are vesicles.

  3. A small cavity formed in volcanic rock by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification.


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