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ves·i·cle

 (vĕs′ĭ-kəl)
n.
A small enclosed structure or cavity, especially:
a. Cytology A membrane-bound structure within a cell in which materials such as enzymes are transported or stored.
b. Anatomy A sac or cyst, especially one containing fluid.
c. Medicine A blister of the skin.
d. Geology A cavity formed in volcanic rock by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification.

[Middle English, from Old French vesicule, from Latin vēsīcula, diminutive of vēsīca, bladder, blister.]

vesicle

(ˈvɛsɪkəl) or

vesicula

n
1. (Pathology) pathol
a. any small sac or cavity, esp one containing serous fluid
b. a blister
2. (Geological Science) geology a rounded cavity within a rock formed during solidification by expansion of the gases present in the magma
3. (Botany) botany a small bladder-like cavity occurring in certain seaweeds and aquatic plants
4. any small cavity or cell
[C16: from Latin vēsīcula, diminutive of vesica]
vesicular adj
veˈsicularly adv

ves•i•cle

(ˈvɛs ɪ kəl)

n.
1.
a. a small sac, cyst, or cavity, esp. one filled with fluid.
2. a small, spherical cavity in a rock or mineral, formed by expansion of a gas before the enclosing body solidified.
[1570–80; < Latin vēsīcula little bladder. See vesica, -ule]

ves·i·cle

(vĕs′ĭ-kəl)
A small fluid-filled sac in the body.

vesicle

A small sac or bladder that contains liquid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vesicle - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)vesicle - a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
dacryocyst, lacrimal sac, tear sac - either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands
dictyosome, Golgi apparatus, Golgi body, Golgi complex - a netlike structure in the cytoplasm of animal cells (especially in those cells that produce secretions)
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
bleb, bulla, blister - (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
follicle - any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
liposome - an artificially made microscopic vesicle into which nucleic acids can be packaged; used in molecular biology as a transducing vector
Translations
Vesikel

vesicle

[ˈvesɪkl] Nvesícula f

vesicle

nBläschen nt; (Med also) → Vesicula f (form)

ves·i·cle

n. vesícula.
1. pequeña ampolla;
2. bolsa pequeña de la capa exterior de la piel que contiene líquido seroso.

vesicle

n vesícula, ampolla
References in periodicals archive ?
It differs from other genera of the tribe by the following characters: d0 absent, postantennal organ with compound vesicles, guard chaetae in the Ant.
The genus is characterized by the shape of the postantennal organ with numerous (11-20), compound vesicles, antennal III sense organ with 5 papillae and 2 ribbed sensory clubs, the presence of the chaeta d0 on head and chaeta p0 on abdominal tergum IV, abdominal tergum VI with 1 medial chaeta, tibiotarsal distal whorl with 9 chaetae, furcal area with 2+2 chaeta in 1 row (Weiner 1996; Pomorski 1998) and usually 2 manubrial rows mm and mp, chaetae from the ma row displaced on the level of dental microchaetae, male ventral organ usually present and anal spines absent.
Ventral pseudocellar formula: 2/022/2222, PAO with 14-16 compound vesicles, mvo present .