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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vesicle  \Ves"i*cle\,  n.  [L.  vesicula,  dim.  of  vesica  a  bladder, 
  blister;  akin  to  Skr.  vasti  bladder:  cf  F.  v['e]sicule.] 
  A  bladderlike  vessel;  a  membranous  cavity;  a  cyst;  a  cell. 
  a  (Bot.)  A  small  bladderlike  body  in  the  substance  of 
  vegetable,  or  upon  the  surface  of  a  leaf. 
  b  (Med.)  A  small  and  more  or  less  circular,  elevation  of 
  the  cuticle,  containing  a  clear  watery  fluid. 
  c  (Anat.)  A  cavity  or  sac,  especially  one  filled  with 
  fluid;  as  the  umbilical  vesicle. 
  d  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  convex  hollow  prominence  on  the 
  surface  of  a  shell  or  a  coral. 
  e  (Geol.)  A  small  cavity,  nearly  spherical  in  form  and 
  usually  of  the  size  of  a  pea  or  smaller,  such  as  are 
  common  in  some  volcanic  rocks.  They  are  produced  by  the 
  liberation  of  watery  vapor  in  the  molten  mass. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  small  anatomically  normal  sac  or  bladderlike  structure 
  (especially  one  containing  fluid)  [syn:  {cyst}] 

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