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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “phial”


noun [C]   /faɪəl/ mainly UK old-fashioned (US usually vial)
a small glass bottle , especially one containing liquid medicine
a phial of opium / poison
Containers for liquids and gasesMedicine in different forms
(Definition of phial noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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