Thursday, June 4, 2009


ampulla \am-ˈpu-lə, ˈam-ˌpyü-lə\ noun: 1. a glass or earthenware flask with a globular body and two handles used especially by the ancient Romans to hold ointment, perfume, or wine, 2. a saccular anatomical swelling or pouch

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin, diminutive of amphora

The font used for this blog is Georgia. It doesn’t possess all the diacritics needed for the pronunciation guides. The u in the first pronunciation variant above, for example, should have a single dot over it, indicating a sound like the u in put.

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