phial


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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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You must open the middle drawer of my toilet-table and take out a little phial and a little glass you will find there,--quick
Accordingly, it was locked up in his box, and drawn off by himself in a phial, and administered to me through a piece of quill in the cork, when I was supposed to be in want of a restorative.
In another moment Molly had flung something away, but it was not the black remnant--it was an empty phial.
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.
The one was, that she would on no account put the phial of precious balsam into the hands of another physician even of her own tribe, lest that valuable mystery should be discovered; the other, that this wounded knight, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, was an intimate favourite of Richard C
He was dressed in clothes far to large for him, clothes of the doctor's bigness; the cords of his face still moved with a semblance of life, but life was quite gone: and by the crushed phial in the hand and the strong smell of kernels that hung upon the air, Utterson knew that he was looking on the body of a self-destroyer.
Go into my cell as quickly as you can; draw out one of the feet that support the bed; you will find it has been hollowed out for the purpose of containing a small phial you will see there half-filled with a red-looking fluid.
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.
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.
All were staring at him thunderstruck and still, except Father Brown, who heaved a huge sigh as of relief and fingered the little phial in his pocket.
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
He had bounded across the room and had wrenched a small phial from her hand.