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 (ăm-po͝ol′ə, -pŭl′ə)
n. pl. am·pul·lae (-po͝ol′ē, -pŭl′ē)
1. A nearly round bottle with two handles used by the ancient Romans for wine, oil, or perfume.
2. Ecclesiastical A vessel for consecrated wine or holy oil.
3. Anatomy A small dilatation in a canal or duct, especially one in the semicircular canal of the ear.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin, diminutive of amphora; see amphora.]

am·pul′lar adj.
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n, pl -pullae (-ˈpʊliː)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy the dilated end part of certain ducts or canals, such as the end of a uterine tube
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity
a. a vessel for containing the wine and water used at the Eucharist
b. a small flask for containing consecrated oil
3. (Archaeology) a Roman two-handled bottle for oil, wine, or perfume
[C16: from Latin, diminutive of amphora]
ampullaceous, ˌampulˈlaceal adj
ampullar, ampullary adj
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(æmˈpʌl ə, -ˈpʊl ə)

n., pl. -pul•lae (-ˈpʌl i, -ˈpʊl i)
1. a dilated portion of a canal or duct, as of the semicircular canals of the ear.
2. a bottle with a bulbous body and narrow neck, used by the ancient Romans for oil, wine, or other liquids.
[1590–1600; < New Latin, Latin, =amphor(a) amphora + -la diminutive suffix]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ampulla - the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the earampulla - the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
2.ampulla - a flask that has two handlesampulla - a flask that has two handles; used by Romans for wines or oils
flask - bottle that has a narrow neck
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n pl <-e> (Hist, Eccl) → Ampulla f
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More specifically, 9 patients had cholangiocarcinoma, 9 had gallbladder cancer and 2 had cancer of the Ampulla of Vater.
Malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the ampulla of Vater presenting with obstructive jaundice.
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Most of the duodenal diverticula occur in the periampullary region, within 2.0 cm of the ampulla of Vater [4].
This is better in comparison to tumors of the ampulla, distal bile duct, and head of the pancreas.
By using a pigtail catheter, aortogram were performed in lateral/shallow RAO position to determine size and shape, narrowest diameter of the PDA and the aortic diameter of the ampulla. For device closure, an end hole catheter (Judkin right or multipurpose catheter) was advanced through the PDA from the pulmonary side into the descending aorta and was exchanged for a delivery sheath, over a 0.035" exchange length.
000001, the summary random effects were significant in 35 meta-analyses 31 of these found increased risk with adiposity of esophageal adenocarcinoma, multiple myeloma, and cancers of the colon, rectum, liver, biliary tract system (cancers of gallbladder, extrahepatic bile duct, and ampulla of Vater), pancreas, postmenopausal breast, endometrium, and kidney.
So patients must know that production of healthy sperm by the male, production of healthy ovum by the female, unhindered access to the sperm to reach the ovum in ampulla in the fallopian tubes, the sperm's capability to successfully fertilize the ovum, the ability of the zygote (fertilized egg) to bind successfully in the endometrium of the uterus and finally the ability of the zygote to achieve adequate embryo quality.
These procedures are used in the management of several diseases involving the pancreas, ampulla, extrahepatic bile duct, and duodenum.
In our case series, these tumors were diagnosed as follows: one in the pancreas, one in the ampulla, and one in the choledochus.
PDA was 5mm long with 6.5mm ampulla. PDA was crossed with 5f MP catheter and glide wire.
Ampullary cancer is a cancer that arises from the ampulla of Vater, which is where the bile duct and pancreatic duct come together and empty into the small intestine.