a small, cylindrical bottle, usually of glass, for containing liquids; vial
Origin of phialMiddle English fiole from Old French from Provençal 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 phialē
- 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.