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phi·al

 (fī′əl, fīl)
n.
A vial.

[Middle English fiole, from Old French, from Late Latin fiola, shallow vessel, alteration of Latin phiala, from Greek phialē.]

phial

(ˈfaɪəl)
n
a small bottle for liquids; vial
[C14: from Old French fiole, from Latin phiola saucer, from Greek phialē wide shallow vessel]

vi•al

(ˈvaɪ əl, vaɪl)

n., v. -aled, -al•ing (esp. Brit.) -alled, -al•ling. n.
1. Also, phial. a small container, as of glass, for holding liquids.
v.t.
2. to put into or keep in a vial.
[1300–50; Middle English viole, variant of fiole phial]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phial - a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)phial - a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
bottle - a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
Translations

phial

[ˈfaɪəl] Nampolla f, redoma f

phial

[ˈfaɪəl] nfiole f

phial

nFläschchen nt; (for serum) → Ampulle f

phial

[ˈfaɪəl] nfiala
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In my extreme distress of mind, I have a morbid fear of misdirecting you; but even if I am in error, you may know the right drawer by its contents: some powders, a phial and a paper book.
The blue phial," said he -- "in the aumry -- the blue phial.
He trusts the administration of the dose, prepared in a little phial, to Mr.
And raising the foot of the bed, he drew out the phial, still a third filled with the red liquor.
He was naturally humane, but possessed of no small share of moral courage; or, in other words, he was chary of the lives of his patients, and never tried uncertain experiments on such members of society as were considered useful; but, once or twice, when a luckless vagrant had come under his care, he was a little addicted to trying the effects of every phial in his saddle-bags on the strangers constitution.
The prisoner had been arrested in consequence of the discovery, in his room, by Detective Inspector Japp--a most brilliant officer--of the identical phial of strychnine which had been sold at the village chemist's to the supposed Mr.
As the door remained open, we distinctly saw Mademoiselle Stangerson, taking advantage of the steward's absence, and while her father was stooping to pick up something he had let fall, pour the contents of a phial into Monsieur Stangerson's glass.
As he spoke thus, he took from the top of the coffer a phial filled with the powder which we have mentioned above), "here alone is light
Promise me to let this come back to its own beautiful colour," I had said, as I nodded to a little phial labelled "Peroxide of Hydrogen" on her mantelshelf.
M'Dougal pretended to be convinced by their reasoning, and assured them that, so long as the white people should be unmolested, and the conduct of their Indian neighbors friendly and hospitable, the phial of wrath should remain sealed up; but, on the least hostility, the fatal cork should be drawn.
a drop from that phial in the medicine-chest - and his faint would carry him into eternity.
Then he went to his dressing bag and from a phial mixed a little draught.