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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: am′pyūl

Definition: A hermetically sealed container, usually made of glass, containing a sterile medicinal solution, or powder to be made up in solution, to be used for subcutaneous, intramuscular, or intravenous injection.

Synonym(s): ampoule

[L. ampulla]

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