vial

[vahy-uhl, vahyl]
noun
1.
Also, phial. a small container, as of glass, for holding liquids: a vial of rare perfume; a vial of medicine.
verb (used with object), vialed, vialing or (especially British) vialled, vialling.
2.
to put into or keep in a vial.
Idioms
3.
pour out vials of wrath, to wreak vengeance or express anger: In her preface she pours out vials of wrath on her detractors.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English viole, variant of fiole phial

vial, vile, viol.
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vial (ˈvaɪəl, vaɪl)
 
n
a less common variant of phial
 
[C14: fiole, from Old French, from Old Provençal fiola, from Latin phiala, from Greek phialē; see phial]

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vial
c.1300, variant of fyole (see phial).
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Example sentences
Enclosed is an air bubble that floats to the highest part of the vial.
Catching addicts is easy: if the police frisk enough people in druggy areas,
  they are sure to find a crack vial or two.
She finds the spider and either flicks it into a vial with a spoon or uses a
  suction device.
After the questions, he asked me to roll up my sleeve so he could take a vial
  of blood.
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