• WordNet 3.6
    • adj vesicular of or relating to or involving vesicles "normal vesicular breathing"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vesicular Containing, or composed of, vesicles or vesiclelike structures; covered with vesicles or bladders; vesiculate; as, a vesicular coral; vesicular lava; a vesicular leaf.
    • Vesicular Having the form or structure of a vesicle; as, a vesicular body.
    • Vesicular Of or pertaining to vesicles; esp., of or pertaining to the air vesicles, or air cells, of the lungs; as, vesicular breathing, or normal breathing, in which the air enters freely the air vesicles of the lungs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vesicular In anatomy and zoology: Of or pertaining to a vesicle; of the form or nature of a vesicle; cystic; bladdery.
    • vesicular Having a vesicle; vesiculate; full of or consisting of vesicles, especially when they are small and numerous; areolar; cellular: as, the vesicular tissue of the lungs; a vesicular polyp.
    • vesicular In botany, pertaining to or consisting of vesicles; appearing as if composed of small bladders; bladdery.
    • vesicular In geology, the epithet applied to rocks having a cellular structure, the cavities being rather large and well rounded, but not very abundant. A vesicular structure is intermediate in character between those denominated cellular and slaggy; but these distinctions are not usually very distinctly marked or very carefully maintained.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. vésiculaire,


In literature:

Near the margin I found a small fragment of highly vesicular lava.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
It is made by utilising practically the entire lesion or pock on the heifer when it is in the vesicular stage.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
Cocardes: retractile vesicular bodies on each side of the thorax in certain Malachidae.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Aptha, or thrush in the mouth, is a vesicular disease of the mouth, sometimes occurring as an epizooetic.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
These are three brains of different grades, formed alike on the same vesicular plan.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, June 1887" by Various
The vesicular murmur is heard only where the lung contains air and its function is active.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
This gas, in that time, will pass through a vesicular membrane of two thousand square feet.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
It is carved from a piece of vesicular basaltic tufa and is in a perfect state of preservation.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
The clouds are of a similar vesicular character, and rain does not fall till the vesicles unite to form drops.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
The usual structure, however, is vesicular or cellular, as in Fig.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
They are, 1st, the fibrous; 2d, the vesicular.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
The rock is sometimes compact, often very vesicular.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Sometimes they are dull and earthy in texture, at other times vesicular.
"Geology" by James Geikie
On it are two hills of volcanic conglomerate and vesicular lava, containing angular fragments embedded.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
During the height of the paroxysm the vesicular murmur becomes intensely puerile.
"Makers of Modern Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Part of the mass is vesicular, and the vesicles are studded over with minute crystals of white opaque quartz.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
This umbilication in the vesicular stage is somewhat peculiar.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
T2, Vesicular region of testis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
It becomes, in fact, a vesicle or vesicular dilatation at the end of a conical canal.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
Limburgites may occur as flows, as sills or dykes, and are sometimes highly vesicular.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has issued an importation order to help prevent the spread of Vesicular Stomatitis into Nebraska after a case of the disease was confirmed in the state of Texas.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture released the second of two quarantines that were issued to Colorado premises for horses that were affected with vesicular stomatitis .
The Colorado Department of Agriculture released the second of two quarantines that were issued to Colorado premises for horses that were affected with vesicular stomatitis.
The synthetic futures of vesicular stomatitis virus p497.
The location of the macular and vesicular lesions suggests involvement of the T4 dermatome.
Vesicular stomatitis still a problem in Socorro County.

In science:

Beyond interest tethered-particle motions, many processes within the cell themselves involve tethering. A notable example has to do with vesicular trafficking, in which molecular motors carry tethered cargoes with similar Earth-like proportions relative to the molecular Atlases doing the heavy lifting.
Excluded-Volume Effects in Tethered-Particle Experiments: Bead Size Matters