Vial vs Dose - What's the difference?

vial | dose |


As nouns the difference between vial and dose

is that vial is violin while dose is sow (female pig).

vial

English

(vial)

Alternative forms

* phial

Noun

(en noun)
  • A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small tube-shaped bottle used to store medicine, perfume or other chemical.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Take thou this vial , being then in bed, / And this distilled liquor thou off.

    Synonyms

    * ampoule * test tube * vacutainer

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To put or keep in, or as in, a vial.
  • References

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    Anagrams

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    dose

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
  • The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time.
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  • A venereal infection.
  • * 1978 , (Lawrence Durrell), Livia'', Faber & Faber 1992 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 382:
  • It would be very expensive to cure a dose here, as well as unbelievably painful.

    Verb

    (dos)
  • to administer a dose
  • to prescribe a dose
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