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ampulla (s), ampullae (pl)
1. A small container for a consecrated substance, especially oil, water, or the wine used in the Christian Communion.
2. In ancient Rome, a round two-handled bottle to hold wine, oil, or perfume.
3. A flask that has two handles; used by Romans for wines or oils.
4. In anatomy, a sac-like enlargement of a canal or duct; especially, one in the semicircular canal of the ear.
5. A general term used in anatomical nomenclature to designate a flasklike dilatation of a tubular structure.

The ampulla of Vater is the enlargement of the ducts from the liver and pancreas at the point where they enter the small intestine.

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