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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, 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 ?
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.
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.
Here, we mainly focus on the description of membrane traffic regulatory proteins in spatial regulation of GLUT4 vesicle exocytosis.
Consequently, this lack of distinguishing criteria makes the isolation of pure vesicle populations almost impossible with currently used methods.
(2002) Vesicle pools and short-term synaptic depression: lessons from a large synapse.
Unlike other alkyl ether derivatives, that reduce vesicle formation in the presence of cholesterol, Brij 30 formed large unilamellar vesicles when combined with 30 mmol/L cholesterol.
In addition, the SEC is using a gravity flow for separation, to maintain the vesicle structure, integrity, and biological activity of exosomes [12].
Its aim is to bring together scientists from across institutions to develop new extracellular vesicle technology to detect and treat disease.
Extrapleural SFTs are more common in the upper respiratory tract, orbit, and limbs; their occurrence in the seminal vesicle is extremely rare.
When a cell releases an extracellular vesicle, other cells nearby slurp up the tiny packet and its contents, making it an attractive target for packaging treatments for diseased cells that are deteriorating or aging prematurely, researchers say.
Pelvic MRI was subsequently performed to confirm that the cystic mass was arising from the seminal vesicle. MRI showed a multilocular cystic lesion replacing the right seminal vesicle and measuring 74x56 mm.