Definition of multivesicular in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmʌltɪvɪˈsɪkjʊlə/


  • 1Biology
    Designating intracellular membranous structures consisting of a number of vesicles; specifically (especially in "multivesicular body") designating a type of endosome or lysosome consisting of a group of small vesicles contained within a limiting membrane.

  • 2Biology Medicine
    Containing many vesicles or cavities.

  • 3Physiology
    Designating or relating to the release of a neurotransmitter from more than one synaptic vesicle.


1950s. From multi- + vesicular.