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vial

a small container used for liquids: The biology student held up a vial of swamp water.
Not to be confused with:
vile – disgusting; loathsome; depraved: He’s a vile man with a cruel streak.
viol – a stringed musical instrument: He was the finest viol player in the orchestra.
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vi·al

 (vī′əl, vīl)
n.
A small container, usually with a closure, used especially for liquids.
tr.v. vi·aled, vi·al·ing, vi·als or vi·alled or vi·al·ling
To put or keep in or as if in a vial.

[Middle English viole, variant of fiol; see phial.]
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vial

(ˈvaɪəl; vaɪl)
n
a less common variant of phial
[C14: fiole, from Old French, from Old Provençal fiola, from Latin phiala, from Greek phialē; see phial]
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vial - a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)vial - 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
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Translations

vial

[ˈvaɪəl] Nfrasquito m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

vial

[ˈvaɪl ˈvaɪəl] nfiole f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

vial

nFläschchen nt, → Gefäß nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

vial

[ˈvaɪəl] nfiala
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

vi·al

n. frasco, ampolleta.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vial

n frasco, vial m
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References in periodicals archive ?
PLAINTIFF'S CLAIM 2he anesthesiologist drew the anesthetic from a multiple-dose vial that had been used during previous procedures; proper sterile techniques weren't followed.
IV treprostinil is supplied in a multiple-dose vial that the patient may use for up to 30 days, accessed either by a single-use needle and syringe or via a vial adaptor that may remain in place for as long as the vial is in use.
Because one heparin vial probably had been shared among these patients, contamination of a shared multiple-dose vial was considered the most likely route of HBV transmission among patients in this outbreak.
Hepatitis B transmission associated with a multiple-dose vial in a hemodialysis unit.
The Amneal triamcinolone acetonide injection will be sold in 1 ml singledose vials as well as in 5 ml and 10 ml multiple-dose vials. The Kenalog-40 generic product will be available direct and via wholesalers and distributors.
It is available in three presentations: 20mg/ml in single-dose vials, and 80 mg/4 mL or 160 mg/8 mL in multiple-dose vials.
However, the nurse contracted by the health services company brought three multiple-dose vials of vaccine that were intended for another event.
(1) Parenteral medications are usually given out in single- and multiple-dose vials (SDVs and MDVs).

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