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English Word:

vesicle


English Pronunciation:

ves•i•cle


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Latin) vesicula, diminutive of vesica a bladder, blister; akin to Sanskrit vasti bladder: confer (French) vésicule.


⇨Definition

A bladderlike vessel; a membranous cavity; a cyst; a cell. Specifically: --(a, Botanical) A small bladderlike body in the substance of vegetable, or upon the surface of a leaf. (b, Medicine) A small, and more or less circular, elevation of the cuticle, containing a clear watery fluid. (c, Anatomy) A cavity or sac, especially one filled with fluid; as, the umbilical vesicle. (d, Zoölogy) A small convex hollow prominence on the surface of a shell or a coral. (e, Geology) A small cavity, nearly spherical in form, and usually of the size of a pea or smaller, such as are common in some volcanic rocks. They are produced by the liberation of watery vapor in the molten mass.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From French vésicule or its source, Latin vēsīcula.


Noun:

vesicle (plural vesicles) (cytology) A membrane-bound compartment found in a cell. A small bladder-like cell or cavity. (anatomy) A small sac or cyst or vacuole, especially one containing fluid. A blister formed in or beneath the skin, containing serum. A bleb. (anatomy) A pocket of embryonic tissue that is the beginning of an organ. (geology) A small cavity formed in volcanic rock by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification. 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 51: It frequently contains holes, or vesicles, especially nearer the surface of a flow where gas has escaped.


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Other words similar to vesicle can be found below:

1.VES
2.Vesak
3.Vesalian
4.vesania
5.vesbium
6.vese
7.vesica
8.vesical
9.vesicant
10.vesicate
11.vesication
12.vesicatory
13.vesicle
14.vesico
15.vesico-
16.vesicomyid
17.vesicoprostatic
18.vesicouterine
19.vesicovaginal
20.vesicovaginal fistula
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