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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ves·i·cle /ˈvɛsɪkəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ves·i·cle /ˈvɛsɪkəl/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ves·i·cle n.  A bladderlike vessel; a membranous cavity; a cyst; a cell.  Specifically: --
 (a) Bot. A small bladderlike body in the substance of a 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) Zool. 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) 2.0

      n : a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure
          (especially one containing fluid) [syn: cyst]