ampulla

[ am-puhl-uh, -poo l-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF ampulla
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At the base of each tube-foot there is a globular reservoir, or ampulla.

Ampullaceous, swelling out like a bottle or bladder (ampulla).

F—Iron tripod, in which the ampulla is usually placed when there are not many particles of gold to be parted from the silver.

If an ampulla be inflated and then pressed, the corresponding tube-foot will be seen to extend.

We remember that at the time of the Revolution the ampulla containing the sacred oil was shivered into fragments.

Straightway there descends a dove white as snow, bearing in its beak an ampulla full of chrism sent from heaven.

And by God's grace on the day of the King's anointing this ampulla is always found full.

The vessel containing the oil wherewith the Kings of France were anointed, oil and ampulla being fabled to have come from Heaven.

And to the ampulla (Note 7) and shrine of Saint Remy a crown, and likewise a crown to the holy relics there kept.

They all knelt save the vicar, who had placed the oil in an ampulla upon a table.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., type of globular ancient Roman vessel; see ampoule.

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