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Related to vesicle: seminal vesicle, germinal vesicle

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 classic literature ?
Nevertheless all living things have much in common, in their chemical composition, their germinal vesicles, their cellular structure, and their laws of growth and reproduction.
These clouds, or blushes as they may be called, are said to be produced by the alternate expansion and contraction of minute vesicles containing variously coloured fluids.
MUSC will take the same isolated vesicle preps and determine protein, glycan, and lipid profiles.
Objective: Imagine being able to design into living cells and organisms de novo vesicle transport mechanisms that do not naturally exist?
It was again irregularly dilated in the pre-terminal portion, leading to a large cyst in the right seminal vesicle (4.
A mixture of these molecules self-assembled into a vesicle, much like the coalescing of oil droplets in water, with the hydrophobic ends pointing inward and the hydrophilic ends pointing outward.
A synaptic vesicle, about 42 nanometers wide, is loaded down with chemicals that serve as signals between nerve cells.
narrow ampullaceous vesicle in subapical deep and latero-external microsensillum, c.
When the influenza virus initially infects a cell, and the virus is confined in an endocytic vesicle, the viral proteins HA and M2 use the acidic environment inside the vesicle to fuse the viral lipid envelope with that of the vesicle, and then release the viral genome into the cytosol.
Science takes time, and it's not efficiently organized like the vesicle system in a cell.
In the 1970s, Schekman discovered a set of genes required for vesicle transport, while Rothman revealed in the 1980s and 1990s how vesicles delivered their cargo to the right places.
We have billions of nerve cells and they have to communicate with each other and they do so with this vesicle transport system.