(Ve*sic"u*lar) a. [Cf. F. vésiculaire.]
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.
2. Containing, or composed of, vesicles or vesiclelike structures; covered with vesicles or bladders; vesiculate; as,
vesicular coral; vesicular lava; a vesicular leaf.
3. Having the form or structure of a vesicle; as, a vesicular body.
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
(||Ve*sic`u*la"ri*a) n. [NL. See Vesicle.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of marine
Bryozoa belonging to Vesicularia and allied genera. They have delicate tubular cells attached in clusters
to slender flexible stems.
(||Ve*sic`u*la"ta) n. pl. [NL. See Vesicle.] (Zoöl.) The campanularian medusæ.
(Ve*sic"u*late) a. Bladdery; full of, or covered with, bladders; vesicular.
(Ve*sic"u*late) v. t. To form vesicles in, as lava.
(Ve*sic`u*la"tion) n. (Geol.) The state of containing vesicles, or the process by which
vesicles are formed.
(Ve*sic"u*lose` Ve*sic"u*lous) a. [L. vesiculosus: cf. F. vésiculeux.] Bladdery; vesicular; vesiculate; composed
of vesicles; covered with vesicles; as, a vesiculose shell.
(||Ves"pa) n. [L., wasp.] (Zoöl.) A genus of Hymenoptera including the common wasps and hornets.
(Ves"per) n. [L., the evening, the evening star, the west; akin to Gr. and perhaps to E. west. Cf.
Hesperian, Vespers.] The evening star; Hesper; Venus, when seen after sunset; hence, the evening.
Vesper sparrow, the grass finch. See under Grass.
(Ves"per), a. Of or pertaining to the evening, or to the service of vespers; as, a vesper hymn;