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)]
- a two-handled vessel with a swollen middle
Ampulla may refer to:
- A dilated segment in a tubular structure. It is used to describe several anatomical structures:
- Ampullae are also bulb-like structures above the tube feet in echinoderms.
- The Ampulla is the hollow, gold, eagle-shaped vessel from which the anointing oil is poured from by the Archbishop of Canterbury when they anoint a new British sovereign at their coronation. It forms part of the British Crown Jewels.
ampulla in Swedish: ampull