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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 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.
01) from baseline to 1st week (first follow-up) and reduction in vesicle was comparable in both groups (P < 0.
The mechanism of vesicle fusion and retrieval has been subjected to intense interest but also fierce debate for the last 40 years.
Magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis demonstrated a dilated right ureter ectopically draining into a multiloculated cystic mass representing an ectatic right seminal vesicle (Figure 2).
sup][1] Seminal vesicle paragangliomas have been reported to involve bladder and prostate.
In Hymenoptera, the sperm may be free in the seminal vesicle, as reported for parasitic wasps (Lino-Neto et al.
Glutamate uptake into isolated vesicles in vitro takes tens of minutes, (39,40) which is far too slow to account for the time required for vesicle reuse at synapses (~40s).
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.
In this species, the close proximity of the uterine wall to the rectal wall and the relative large size of the fluid-filled embryonic vesicle contribute to early pregnancy diagnosis and monitoring of the conceptus development using ultrasonography (GINTHER, 1995).
14x8 cm cystic mass adjacent to bladder posteriorly and prostate and seminal vesicle anteriorly in the retrovesical space.