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vi·al

(vī'ăl),
A small bottle or receptacle for holding liquids, including medicines.
Synonym(s): phial
[G. phialē, a drinking cup]

phial

(fī′ăl) [Gr. phiale, a bowl]
A small vessel for medicine; a vial.
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Above all things, do not touch the phial, and change the child's clothing at once.
Mace identified the phial handed him by Counsel as that sold by him to "Mr.
Inglethorp"--these were exhibited--"secondly, this phial.
The phial was that already recognized by the chemist's assistant, a tiny bottle of blue glass, containing a few grains of a white crystalline powder, and labelled: "Strychnine Hydrochloride.
I ran to the cupboard, and, sure enough, found there a blue phial of medicine, with the dose written on it on a paper, and this I administered to him with what speed I might.
She called to me faintly, and pointed to a little phial in her work-box.
Such zests as his particular little phial of cayenne pepper and his pennyworth of pickles in a saucer, were not wanting.
waists, anti-venom in a phial around their necks, each with a pencil, a
But maybe, just maybe, somewhere there's a small phial containing the perspiration that brought us Milk Wood.
The cage fighter had earlier insisted that Price had left his medicine along with her son, Harvey's, and they looked identical to each other, which lead to a phial mix-up, the Mirror reported.
it was thought any DNA samples were lost but police have discovered that a court kept a phial of blood taken after Bundy's arrest in 1978.
GOLD STANDARD: Malcolm Thomas, above, with the individual British event trophy and phial of gold, below GOLDEN TOUCH: Malcolm panning with American pal Richard Mason alias Uncle Fuzzy, left