One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or affecting the urinary bladder.‘vesical function’‘the vesical artery’
- ‘Note the vesical plexus of veins surrounding the bladder.’
- ‘The opening vesical pressure at pressure/flow study was compared between the three groups.’
- ‘We also tested the secondary null hypothesis that differences in vesical neck mobility would be independent of parity and continence status.’
- ‘It may also give rise to a superior vesical artery.’
- ‘Six patients had biopsies of the vesical / urethral lesions.’
Late 18th century: from Latin vesica ‘bladder’ + -al.
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