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ampulla

1. Anatomy the dilated end part of certain ducts or canals, such as the end of a uterine tube
2. Christianity
a. a vessel for containing the wine and water used at the Eucharist
b. a small flask for containing consecrated oil
3. a Roman two-handled bottle for oil, wine, or perfume

ampulla

[am′pu̇l·ə]
(anatomy)
A dilated segment of a gland or tubule.
(botany)
A small air bladder in some aquatic plants.
(invertebrate zoology)
The sac at the base of a tube foot in certain echinoderms.
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Conversely, homeobox protein CDX2 expression commonly favors a GI cancer phenotype, as seen in 97% of colorectal cancers, 61% of gastric cancers, and 16% of pancreatic cancers (9), although adenocarcinomas of the ampulla of Vater may also be CDX2-negative (11).
x x Phylum Cercozoa Class Imbricatea Cyphoderia ampulla (Ehrenberg, 1840) x Leidy, 1879 Psammonobiotus communis Golemansky, 1967 Phylum Foraminifera Class Monothalamea cf.
Cancers of the ampulla of vater: demographics, morphology, and survival based on 5,625 cases from the SEER program.
Also placed on the altar was the Ampulla, the gold, eagle-shaped flask containing the holy oil with which the queen was anointed at the coronation.
The following factors should be considered in differential diagnoses: cystadenomas and papillary adenomas of the seminal vesicles, Msellerian duct cysts, diverticula of the ejaculatory ducts or ampulla of the vas, prostatic cysts, adenocarcinoma or sarcoma of the seminal vesicles, and secondary malignant tumors of the vesicles caused by adjacent organs and lymphomas.
Traumatic duodenal rupture and avulsion of the ampulla of vater.
Spermathecae paired in 5/6-8/9, large and triangular with simple diverticulum, duct shorter than ampulla, which is triangular.
The pancreatic disease group included 42 patients with carcinoma of the exocrine pancreas, 4 patients with adenocarcinomas of the ampulla of Vater, and 6 patients with chronic pancreatitis.
Expect Bronze Age torcs, medieval chalices, Olympic medals and this 1633 ampulla, which held the anointing oil used during Charles I's coronation.
Fructose is also an androgen-dependent secretion emanating mainly from the seminal vesicles, with a small contribution from the epithelial cell of the secretory epithelium in the ampulla of the vas deferens.
RECEPTION The Queen is shown the Ampulla and Coronation Spoon used at her coronation in 1953 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams
Also at the exhibit are inscribed slates discovered at Strata Florida Abbey in mid-Wales, one with the faint medieval scribblings of a poem in Welsh and the other marked with notes made by a 15th Century rent collector while taking payments from the tenants of the abbey There is also a holy water bottle, known as an ampulla, which is decorated with imagery connected to the martyrdom of Thomas Becket.