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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
vial
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
small
▪ The plants are grown in small plastic vials filled with a clear jelly-like substance called hydrogel.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a vial of pure cinnamon oil
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▪ Each is paid $ 40 to give an hourlong interview and donate two vials of blood.
▪ In his rear-view mirror Jed saw the vial being passed round.
▪ In the end it took 52 vials before the reaction stopped, but we saved the guy s arm.
▪ It took 35 vials of anti-venom to save his life.
▪ Of course, she knew the minute the vial was opened because the aroma was very strong.
▪ The longer they stayed in the vial, the hotter they became.
▪ They will mate in vials and breed in a couple of weeks.
▪ Which I believe makes it that much more powerful than showing the vial and whatever.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Vial

Vial \Vi"al\, n. [OE. viole, fiole, F. fiole. See Phial.] A small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper; as, a vial of medicine. [Written also phial.]

Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilled liquor thou off.
--Shak.

Vial

Vial \Vi"al\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vialedor Vialled; p. pr. & vb. n. Vialing or Vialling.] To put in a vial or vials. ``Precious vialed liquors.''
--Milton.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
vial

late 14c., vyol, an irregular variant of fyole (see phial).

Wiktionary
vial

n. A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small tube-shaped bottle used to store medicine, perfume or other chemical. vb. (context transitive English) To put or keep in, or as in, a vial.

WordNet
vial

n. a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle) [syn: phial, ampule, ampul, ampoule]

Wikipedia
Vial

For the Ancient Greek pottery, see Phiale.'' A vial (also known as a phial or flacon) is a small glass or plastic vessel or bottle, often used to store medication as liquids, powders or capsules. They can also be used as scientific sample vessels; for instance, in autosampler devices in analytical chromatography. Vial-like glass containers date back to classical antiquity; modern vials are often made of plastics such as polypropylene.

Vial (disambiguation)

A vial is a small vessel used for storage.

Vial may also refer to:

  • Vial (surname)
  • Vial Lab, laboratory equipment
  • Vial of Life, medical program
  • Piz Vial, mountain in Switzerland
  • Distribuidor Vial, Mexican freeway
  • C.D.F.A. Arturo Fernández Vial, Chilean football club
Vial (surname)

Vial is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Del Vial (1891–?), French World War I flying ace
  • Dennis Vial (born 1969), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Laurent Vial (born 1959), Swiss cyclist
  • Leigh Vial (1909–1943), Australian patrol officer and explorer
  • Manuel Camilo Vial (1804–1882), Chilean politician
  • Noelle Vial (1959–2003), Irish poet
  • Octavio Vial (born 1919), French football manager
  • Patrick Vial (born 1946), French judoka
  • Pedro Vial (born ca. 1746) French explorer in North America
  • Pierre-Alexandre Vial (born 1975), French decathlete
  • Stéphane Vial (born 1973), French shot putter

Usage examples of "vial".

A vial of that which is first passed in the morning, should be sent with the history of the case, as chronic rheumatism effects characteristic changes in this excretion, which clearly and unmistakably indicate the abnormal condition of the fluids of the body upon which the disease depends.

She uses the glove box for the last time, breaking open a vial of sodium fluoride solution and injecting an aliquot into every one of the cell cultures.

I watched as a man with a head like a crescent moon removed a cachet of Dream Fuel vials from a pocket.

I said, placing the aspirin bottle back into the medicine chest, and successfully, it turned out, palming the small vial of chlorpromazine tablets as I drew my hand away.

The unexpected, lurid death of Lannes-- Rigid as iron, reaped down like a straw-- Tiptoed Assassination haunting round In unthought thoroughfares, the near success Of Staps the madman, argue to forbid The riskful blood of my previsioned line And potence for dynastic empery To linger vialled in my veins alone.

At his sudden approach, her heart had nearly leapt into her throat, but she had raced out, telling him over her shoulder that she had forgotten his bread and had to run back to the house to fetch it, which had actually been the truth and a fortuitous oversight she had decided after espying the vial.

Castle apartment and studied the vial of jerir Chevalier Faucon had given her.

Initially Ross had made freebase in small medicine vials, one gram at a time.

Ten minutes later I was walking across town, past all the UN checkpoints and security points, with a vial of Chaga fullerenes slid into my vagina.

Li Kao lifted the vial from the pan of boiling water and removed the stopper, and when he and the abbot emerged from the cloud of steam they both appeared to have been reborn, with rosy cheeks and sparkling eyes, and the ginseng aroma was so strong that my heart began to pound furiously.

He reached within his robes and produced the hematite vial, the smooth stone catching the light of the flamewell and gleaming dully.

Government Circuit House in Junagadh, the rabies vaccine and the vial of immune globulin, which Dr Daruwalla had forgotten, remained in the lobby refrigerator.

Sleeping within my orchard, as my custom was in the afternoon, on my secure hour thy uncle stole with cursed juice of hebenon in a vial, and did pour the leprous distilment into mine ears, that curdled my blood.

Steve reached back inside the bag and pulled out two large pill vials and two large economy-size ibuprofen bottles.

He put the bag on the gurney, then put a syringe pack and a glass vial of a drug called lidocaine into the bag.