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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vesicle, cyst(noun)

    a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)

Wiktionary

  1. vesicle(Noun)

    A membrane-bound compartment found in a cell.

    Etymology: From vésicule or its source, vesicula.

  2. vesicle(Noun)

    A small bladder-like cell or cavity.

    Etymology: From vésicule or its source, vesicula.

  3. vesicle(Noun)

    A small sac or cyst or vacuole, especially one containing fluid. A blister formed in or beneath the skin, containing serum. A bleb.

    Etymology: From vésicule or its source, vesicula.

  4. vesicle(Noun)

    A pocket of embryonic tissue that is the beginning of an organ.

    Etymology: From vésicule or its source, vesicula.

  5. vesicle(Noun)

    A small cavity formed in volcanic rock by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification.

    Etymology: From vésicule or its source, vesicula.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vesicle(noun)

    a bladderlike vessel; a membranous cavity; a cyst; a cell

    Etymology: [L. vesicula, dim. of vesica a bladder, blister; akin to Skr. vasti bladder: cf. F. vsicule.]

  2. Vesicle(noun)

    a small bladderlike body in the substance of vegetable, or upon the surface of a leaf

    Etymology: [L. vesicula, dim. of vesica a bladder, blister; akin to Skr. vasti bladder: cf. F. vsicule.]

  3. Vesicle(noun)

    a small, and more or less circular, elevation of the cuticle, containing a clear watery fluid

    Etymology: [L. vesicula, dim. of vesica a bladder, blister; akin to Skr. vasti bladder: cf. F. vsicule.]

  4. Vesicle(noun)

    a cavity or sac, especially one filled with fluid; as, the umbilical vesicle

    Etymology: [L. vesicula, dim. of vesica a bladder, blister; akin to Skr. vasti bladder: cf. F. vsicule.]

  5. Vesicle(noun)

    a small convex hollow prominence on the surface of a shell or a coral

    Etymology: [L. vesicula, dim. of vesica a bladder, blister; akin to Skr. vasti bladder: cf. F. vsicule.]

  6. Vesicle(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. vesicula, dim. of vesica a bladder, blister; akin to Skr. vasti bladder: cf. F. vsicule.]

Freebase

  1. Vesicle

    In cell biology, a vesicle is a small bubble within a cell, and thus a type of organelle. Enclosed by lipid bilayer, vesicles can form naturally, for example, during endocytosis. Alternatively, they may be prepared artificially, when they are called liposomes. If there is only one phospholipid bilayer, they are called unilamellar vesicles; otherwise they are called multilamellar. The membrane enclosing the vesicle is similar to that of the plasma membrane, and vesicles can fuse with the plasma membrane to release their contents outside of the cell. Vesicles can also fuse with other organelles within the cell. Vesicles perform a variety of functions. Because it is separated from the cytosol, the inside of the vesicle can be made to be different from the cytosolic environment. For this reason, vesicles are a basic tool used by the cell for organizing cellular substances. Vesicles are involved in metabolism, transport, buoyancy control, and enzyme storage. They can also act as chemical reaction chambers.

Editors Contribution

  1. vesicle

    Vesicle (noun)is a blister.

    Vesicle is a tiny cavity in a mineral or rock.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vesicle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vesicle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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