AskDefine | Define ampulla

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ampulla

Noun

1 the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
2 a flask that has two handles; used by Romans for wines or oils [also: ampullae (pl)]

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Latin

Etymology

Compound of ambi- "around" and olla "a pot, jar"

Noun

  1. a two-handled vessel with a swollen middle
ampullā

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Ampulla may refer to:
ampulla in Swedish: ampull
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