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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ves•i•cle(ˈvɛs ɪ kəl)
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A small fluid-filled sac in the body.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A small sac or bladder that contains liquid.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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|Noun||1.||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
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
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vesicle[ˈvesɪkl] N → vesícula f
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
n → Bläschen nt; (Med also) → Vesicula f (form)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
1. pequeña ampolla;
2. bolsa pequeña de la capa exterior de la piel que contiene líquido seroso.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
vesiclen vesícula, ampolla
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.