Meaning of ampulla
Pronunciation: (am-pul'u, -pool'u), [key]
— pl. -pul•lae
- a dilated portion of a canal or duct, esp. of the semicircular canals of the ear.
- any flask-shaped structure.
- a vessel for the wine and water used at the altar.
- a vessel for holding consecrated oil.
- a two-handled bottle having a somewhat globular shape, made of glass or earthenware, used by the ancient Romans for holding oil, wine, or perfumes.
- ampulla (Thesaurus)