Vial meaning

vī'əl, vīl
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 small container, usually with a closure, used especially for liquids.
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A small, cylindrical bottle, usually of glass, for containing liquids; phial.
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To put or keep in a vial.
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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 or as if in a vial.
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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