Ve*sic"u*lar(?), a. [Cf. F. vsiculaire.] 1. 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.
2. Containing, or composed of, vesicles or vesiclelike structures; covered with vesicles or bladders; vesiculate; as, a
vesicular lava; a
3. Having the form or structure of a vesicle; as, a
(Anat.), a series of nerve cells forming one of the tracts distinguished in the spinal cord; -- also called the
ganglionic column. --
(Med.), emphysema of the lungs, in which the air vesicles are distended and their walls ruptured. --
(Med.), the sound, audible on auscultation of the chest, made by the air entering and leaving the air vesicles of the lungs in respiration.
Ve*sic`u*la"ri*a(?), n. [NL. See Vesicle.] (Zol.) Any one of numerous species of marine Bryozoa belonging to Vesicularia and allied genera. They have delicate tubular cells attached in clusters to slender flexible stems.
Ve*sic`u*la"ta(?), n. pl. [NL. See Vesicle.] (Zol.) The campanularian medus.
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