Etymology

1. ampulla

noun. a flask that has two handles; used by Romans for wines or oils.

Etymology

  • ampulla (Latin)

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2. ampulla

noun. the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear.

Synonyms

  • body part
  • epithelial duct
  • duct
  • channel

Etymology

  • ampulla (Latin)

Sentences with ampulla


1. Noun, singular or mass
If a stone is able to make it through the bile duct, it is passed out of the ampulla of vater and into the small intestines.

2. Adjective
These ampulla move water into the tube feet to help stretch them.

3. Existential there
In starfish, ampulla are small bulblike structures found in the tube feet of the animals.

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