vial Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
    ampul; ampoule; ampule; phial.


Vi"al noun
OE. viole, fiole, F. fiole. See Phial.
  1. A small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper; as, a vial of medicine. Written also phial.
    Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilled liquor thou off. Shak.
Vi"al transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Vialed or Vialled; present participle & verbal noun Vialing or Vialling
  1. To put in a vial or vials. "Precious vialed liquors." Milton.

Webster 1913