Definition of Vesicle

1. Noun. A small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid).

Exact synonyms: Cyst
Specialized synonyms: Dacryocyst, Lacrimal Sac, Tear Sac, Dictyosome, Golgi Apparatus, Golgi Body, Golgi Complex, Bleb, Blister, Bulla, Follicle, Liposome
Generic synonyms: Sac
Derivative terms: Cystic



Definition of Vesicle

1. n. A bladderlike vessel; a membranous cavity; a cyst; a cell.

2. n. A bladderlike vessel; a membranous cavity; a cyst; a cell.

Definition of Vesicle

1. Noun. (cytology) A membrane-bound compartment found in a cell. ¹

2. Noun. A small bladder-like cell or cavity. ¹

3. Noun. (anatomy) A small sac or cyst or vacuole, especially one containing fluid. A blister formed in or beneath the skin, containing serum. A bleb. ¹

4. Noun. (anatomy) A pocket of embryonic tissue that is the beginning of an organ. ¹

5. Noun. (geology) A small cavity formed in volcanic rock by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vesicle

1. a small bladder [n -S]

Medical Definition of Vesicle

1. A closed membrane shell, derived from membranes either by a physiological process (budding) or mechanically by sonication. Vesicles of dimensions in excess of 50nm are believed to be important in intracellular transport processes. See: coated vesicles. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vesicle

vesical triangle
vesical vein
vesical veins
vesicalis anus
vesicant
vesicants
vesicate
vesicated
vesicates
vesicating
vesicating gas
vesication
vesications
vesicatories
vesicatory
vesicle (current term)
vesicles
vesicoabdominal
vesicobullous
vesicocervical
vesicoclysis
vesicocolic fistula
vesicocutaneous fistula
vesicointestinal
vesicointestinal fistula
vesicolithiasis

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