vesico-, vesic- +

(Latin: bladder; blister)

vesica (s), vesicae (pl)
1. In human anatomy, a hollow organ which serves as a reservoir for urine or bile, as the urinary bladder or gallbladder.
2. The bladder or a membranous sac serving for the reception of fluids or gases; such as, the swim bladder of some fish.
vesica umbilicalis
The umbilical vesicle, or yolk sac, of mammals.
vesica urinaria
The urinary bladder.
vesical
A reference to a bladder; especially, the urinary bladder.
vesical crisis
Paroxysmal attack of bladder pain, with difficulty in urination, seen in tabes dorsalis.
vesical hernia
Hernia of the urinary bladder.
vesical reflex
The reflex or automatic response of the urinary bladder to empty itself, induced by distension of the organ to a certain capacity or degree, normally controlled by voluntary inhibition and release.
vesicant
A blistering agent.
vesication
The formation of a blister; a blister.
vesicatory
1. Blistering; causing blisters.
2. A blistering agent.
vesicle
1. In dermatology, a vesicle is a small blister, as on the skin.

Vesicles also occur on the mucous membranes; such as, the buccal mucosa (the lining of the mouth).

2. In anatomy, a vesicle is any small pouch; for example, the seminal vesicles are a pair of pouch-like structures located behind the bladder and above the prostate gland that contribute fluid to the ejaculate.
3. A small bulla, as seen in herpes simplex or chickenpox.
4. Etymology: the word vesicle comes from the Latin diminutive vesiculum, meaning "a small bag" or "bladder".
vesicoabdominal
Relating to the urinary bladder and the abdominal wall.
vesicoabdominal fistula
A fistula extending from the urinary bladder through the abdominal wall and opening externally onto the skin of the abdomen.

The fistula is an abnormal duct or passage resulting from injury, disease, or a congenital disorder that connects an abscess, cavity, or a hollow organ to the body surface or to another hollow organ.

vesicocervical
Referring to the urinary bladder and the uterine cervix.
vesicoclysis
Washing out, or lavage, of the urinary bladder.

Cross references of word groups that are related, partially or extensively, to: "blister, bump, swelling": bull-; ichor-; papulo-; pemphig-; puro-; pus-; pustu-; pyo-; suppurant-; tum-; vesiculo-.