Definition of vesiculate in English:

Share this entry



Pronunciation: /vəˈsikyəlit/
Make or become vesicular.
Example sentences
  • The cephalic end of the worm produces an indurated papule that vesiculates and eventually ulcerates.
  • Once inside the cytoplasm the original envelope of the sperm vesiculates and is gradually dismantled.
  • Second, Dan Johnson is overseeing a microgravity experiment designed to measure minute changes in mass as magma moves and vesiculates.


Pronunciation: /vəˈsikyəlit/
Containing or covered with vesicles or small cavities.
Example sentences
  • The only other discrete difference appears to be the vesiculate swellings in the peridium, and the phylogenetic significance (heritability, stability) of this trait is poorly defined.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ve·sic·u·late

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.