Vial definition

vīəl, vīl
A small, cylindrical bottle, usually of glass, for containing liquids; phial.
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A small container, usually with a closure, used especially for liquids.
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The definition of a vial is a small sized bottle that usually holds liquids.

An example of a vial is a container for holding a liquid chemical in a lab.

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A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small tube-shapped bottle used to store medicine, perfume or other chemical.
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To put or keep in, or as in, a vial.
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To put or keep in a vial.
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To put or keep in or as if in a vial.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vial
Plural:
vials

Origin of vial

  • Middle English viole variant of fiol phial

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

  • Middle English viole, fiole, Old French fiole. From Ancient Greek word φιάλη (phialÄ“, “a broad flat container"). See also phial.

    From Wiktionary