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Meaning of AMPULLA

Pronunciation:  am'pulu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a flask that has two handles; used by Romans for wines or oils
  2. [n]  the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear

AMPULLA is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: body part, canal, channel, duct, epithelial duct, flask



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Am*pul"la\, n.; pl. {Ampull[ae]}. [L. ]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A narrow-necked vessel having two handles
   and bellying out like a jug.

2. (Eccl.)
   (a) A cruet for the wine and water at Mass.
   (b) The vase in which the holy oil for chrism, unction, or
       coronation is kept. --Shipley.

3. (Biol.) Any membranous bag shaped like a leathern bottle,
   as the dilated end of a vessel or duct; especially the
   dilations of the semicircular canals of the ear.