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glossary:vesicles [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||Pertaining to the presence of one or more vesicles. A vesicle is a small blister. |
|+||A vesicular rash features small blisters on the skin. Vesicles also occur on the mucous membranes, as in the buccal mucosa (the lining of the mouth). |
|+||In anatomy, a vesicle is any small pouch. For example, the seminal vesicles are a pair of pouch-like structures about five cm (2 inches) long located behind the bladder and above the prostate gland that contribute fluid to the ejaculate.|
|+||The word "vesicular" comes from the Latin diminutive "vesiculum" meaning a small bag or bladder.|