Ve*sic"u*lar (?), a. [Cf. F. v'esiculaire.]


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.


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


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 respiration.


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