Definitions for vesicleˈvɛs ɪ kəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ves•i•cleˈvɛs ɪ kəl(n.)
a small sac, cyst, or cavity, esp. one filled with fluid.
Category: Anatomy, Biology
Ref: blister (def. 1). 1
a small, spherical cavity in a rock or mineral, formed by expansion of a gas before the enclosing body solidified.
Origin of vesicle:
1570–80; < L vēsīcula little bladder. See vesica , -ule
a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
A membrane-bound compartment found in a cell.
A small bladder-like cell or cavity.
A small sac or cyst or vacuole, especially one containing fluid. A blister formed in or beneath the skin, containing serum. A bleb.
A pocket of embryonic tissue that is the beginning of an organ.
A small cavity formed in volcanic rock by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification.
Origin: From vésicule or its source, vesicula.
a bladderlike vessel; a membranous cavity; a cyst; a cell
a small bladderlike body in the substance of vegetable, or upon the surface of a leaf
a small, and more or less circular, elevation of the cuticle, containing a clear watery fluid
a cavity or sac, especially one filled with fluid; as, the umbilical vesicle
a small convex hollow prominence on the surface of a shell or a coral
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