a small, cylindrical bottle, usually of glass, for containing liquids; vial
Origin of phialMiddle English fiole ; from Old French ; from ProvenÃ§al fiola ; from Medieval Latin ; from Classical Latin phiala ; from Classical Greek phial?, broad, shallow drinking vessel
Origin of phialMiddle English fiole, from Old French, from Late Latin fiola, shallow vessel, alteration of Latin phiala, from Greek phial&emacron;.
- A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small bottle for medicines.
(third-person singular simple present phials, present participle phialing, simple past and past participle phialed)
- To put or keep in, or as in, a phial.