[ UK /ˈæmpʊlɐ/ ]
  1. a flask that has two handles; used by Romans for wines or oils
  2. the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
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How To Use ampulla In A Sentence

  • Giovanni del Chiaro provided the baptistery with a number of important and expensive liturgical objects, including a basin and two silver ampullae.
  • * Projicit ampullas et sesquipedalia verba: [7621] 1 The Death of Death in the Death of Christ
  • The ostium leads to the second portion of the oviduct, the ampulla, which is the duct's dilated mid-portion where fertilization usually occurs.
  • At each mating, the female receives a bipartite spermatophore consisting of a spermatophylax and a sperm-containing ampulla.
  • The semicircular canals, the ampullae, the utriculus, and the cristae acusticae of the canals are normal in their general form and relations to one another as well as in their histological conditions (2 p. 529). The Dancing Mouse A Study in Animal Behavior
  • The main pancreatic duct, which merged with the distal common bile duct at the ampulla, was also significantly dilated.
  • The main findings on physical examination were icteric sclerae and mild skin icterus as well as dark blood in the rectal ampulla.
  • Once soluble in bile, bilirubin is transported through the biliary and cystic ducts to enter the gallbladder, where it is stored, or it passes through Vater's ampulla to enter the duodenum.
  • The mobility of the urethra, bladder, cervix, and rectal ampulla were determined by ultrasound measurements in the supine position, after voiding, and on Valsalva maneuver.
  • This species can sense electric cues (from the gills of small crustaceans and fish) in their environment with ampullae and use this information for prey capture.
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