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vesicle

1. Pathol
a. any small sac or cavity, esp one containing serous fluid
b. a blister
2. Geology a rounded cavity within a rock formed during solidification by expansion of the gases present in the magma
3. Botany a small bladder-like cavity occurring in certain seaweeds and aquatic plants

vesicle

[′ves·ə·kəl]
(biology)
A small, thin-walled bladderlike cavity, usually filled with fluid.
(geology)
A cavity in lava formed by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification. Also known as air sac; bladder; saccus; vacuole; wing.
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We also observed specific GFP expression in the neuromasts of the lateral line of the head and in ganglions adjacent to the otic vesicles and eyes, which showed typical large masses of neurons and neurite (see Figure 2Ci, Dii for responses to [E.
Exposure of ERE-TG zebrafish larvae to ICI (Figure 4Bi) abolished GFP expression observed in the otic vesicles of nonexposed fish (Figure 4Ai).