- Near the bladder. The prefix "juxta-" comes from the Latin preposition meaning near, nearby, close and "vesicular" refers to the bladder (the vesicle). Other examples of terms starting with "juxta-" include juxtaarticular and juxtapyloric. Juxtaarticular means near a joint. It is composed of juxta, near + articular, from the Latin "articulus", a joint = . A juxtaarticular fracture is a break near a joint. Juxtapyloric means near the pylorus (the muscular area at the junction of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum). To speak of a juxtapyloric ulcer is to put the location of the ulcer near the pylorus.
Medical dictionary. 2011.