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phi·al

 (fī′əl, fīl)
n.
A vial.

[Middle English fiole, from Old French, from Late Latin fiola, shallow vessel, alteration of Latin phiala, from Greek phialē.]

phial

(ˈfaɪəl)
n
a small bottle for liquids; vial
[C14: from Old French fiole, from Latin phiola saucer, from Greek phialē wide shallow vessel]

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phial - a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)phial - 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
Translations

phial

[ˈfaɪəl] Nampolla f, redoma f

phial

[ˈfaɪəl] nfiole f

phial

nFläschchen nt; (for serum) → Ampulle f

phial

[ˈfaɪəl] nfiala
References in classic literature ?
A table was now spread with phials, boxes of salve, and divers surgical instruments.
This cell, with the exception, possibly, of some glass phials, relegated to a corner, and filled with a decidedly equivocal powder, which strongly resembled the alchemist's "powder of projection," presented nothing strange or mysterious.
He has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.
That evening when he went home, he looked at his phials to see how a process of maceration was going on, with undisturbed interest; and he wrote out his daily notes with as much precision as usual.
In my extreme distress of mind, I have a morbid fear of misdirecting you; but even if I am in error, you may know the right drawer by its contents: some powders, a phial and a paper book.
The blue phial," said he -- "in the aumry -- the blue phial.
He trusts the administration of the dose, prepared in a little phial, to Mr.
And raising the foot of the bed, he drew out the phial, still a third filled with the red liquor.
The prisoner had been arrested in consequence of the discovery, in his room, by Detective Inspector Japp--a most brilliant officer--of the identical phial of strychnine which had been sold at the village chemist's to the supposed Mr.
As the door remained open, we distinctly saw Mademoiselle Stangerson, taking advantage of the steward's absence, and while her father was stooping to pick up something he had let fall, pour the contents of a phial into Monsieur Stangerson's glass.
Promise me to let this come back to its own beautiful colour," I had said, as I nodded to a little phial labelled "Peroxide of Hydrogen" on her mantelshelf.
M'Dougal pretended to be convinced by their reasoning, and assured them that, so long as the white people should be unmolested, and the conduct of their Indian neighbors friendly and hospitable, the phial of wrath should remain sealed up; but, on the least hostility, the fatal cork should be drawn.