Vesicular Ve*sic"u*lar, a. [Cf. F. v['e]siculaire.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Containing, or composed of, vesicles or vesiclelike structures; covered with vesicles or bladders; vesiculate; as, vesicular coral; vesicular lava; a vesicular leaf. [1913 Webster]

3. Having the form or structure of a vesicle; as, a vesicular body. [1913 Webster]

{Vesicular column} (Anat.), a series of nerve cells forming one of the tracts distinguished in the spinal; -- also called the {ganglionic column}.

{Vesicular emphysema} (Med.), emphysema of the lungs, in which the air vesicles are distended and their walls ruptured.

{Vesicular murmur} (Med.), the sound, audible on auscultation of the chest, made by the air entering and leaving the air vesicles of the lungs in respiration. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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