Definitions for vialˈvaɪ əl, vaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•alˈvaɪ əl, vaɪl(n.; v.)-aled, -al•ing; -alled, -al•ling.

  1. Ref: Also, phial.

  2. (v.t.)to put into or keep in a vial.

Origin of vial:

1300–50; ME viole, var. of fiolephial

Princeton's WordNet

  1. phial, vial, ampule, ampul, ampoule(noun)

    a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)


  1. vial(Noun)

    A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small bottle used to store medicine or perfume.

  2. vial(Verb)

    To put or keep in, or as in, a vial.

  3. Origin: viole, fiole, fiole. From word φιάλη. See also phial.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vial(noun)

    a small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper; as, a vial of medicine

  2. Vial(verb)

    to put in a vial or vials


  1. Vial

    A vial is a small glass or plastic vessel or bottle, often used to store medication as liquids, powders or capsules. They can also be used as sample vessels; for instance, in autosampler devices in analytical chromatography. Modern vials are often made of plastics such as polypropylene.


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