Vesicle Definition

vĕsĭ-kəl
vesicles
noun
vesicles
A small, membranous cavity, sac, or cyst.
Webster's New World
A small, spherical cavity in volcanic rock, produced by bubbles of air or gas in the molten rock.
Webster's New World
A small circumscribed elevation of the skin containing serum.
American Heritage Medicine
A membrane-bound structure within a cell in which materials such as enzymes are transported or stored.
American Heritage Medicine

(cytology) A membrane-bound compartment found in a cell.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Vesicle

Noun

Singular:
vesicle
Plural:
vesicles

Origin of Vesicle

  • Middle English from Old French vesicule from Latin vēsīcula diminutive of vēsīca bladder, blister

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French vésicule or its source, Latin vÄ“sÄ«cula.

    From Wiktionary

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