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4 definitions found
 for phial
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Phial \Phi"al\ (f[imac]"al), n. [F. fiole, L. phiala a broad,
     flat, shallow cup or bowl, Gr. fia`lh. cf. Vial.]
     A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small bottle for
     medicines; a vial.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Phial \Phi"al\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Phialed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Phialing.]
     To put or keep in, or as in, a phial.
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           Its phial'd wrath may fate exhaust.      --Shenstone.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vial \Vi"al\ (v[imac]"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.]
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           Take thou this vial, being then in bed,
           And this distilled liquor drink thou off. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  phial
      n 1: a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed
           sterile container for injection by needle) [syn: phial,
           vial, ampule, ampul, ampoule]

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