- a nearly round bottle with two handles, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans
- Anat. a sac or dilated part of a tube or canal, as of a milk duct in a mammary gland
Origin of ampullaMiddle English ampulle ; from Old English ampulla or Old French ampoule, both forms ; from Classical Latin ampulla, diminutive of ampora, for amphora, amphora
- A nearly round bottle with two handles used by the ancient Romans for wine, oil, or perfume.
- Ecclesiastical A vessel for consecrated wine or holy oil.
- Anatomy A small dilatation in a canal or duct, especially one in the semicircular canal of the ear.
Origin of ampullaMiddle English, from Old English, from Latin, diminutive of amphora; see amphora.
(plural ampullas or ampullae)
From Latin ampulla.