Definition of phial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfaɪəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪəl//
(also vial especially in North American English) (formal) Medication
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a small glass container, for medicine or perfume See related entries: Medication Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French fiole, via Latin from Greek phialē, denoting a broad flat container. Compare with vial.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: phial