From French, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at vacuum, -ole1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Mid 19th century from French, diminutive of Latin vacuus ‘empty’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Vacuole
- a membrane-bound cavity within a cell, often containing a watery liquid or secretion.
- a minute cavity or vesicle in organic tissue.
- biology a fluid-filled cavity in the cytoplasm of a cell
- A small cavity in the cytoplasm of a cell, bound by a single membrane and containing water, food, or metabolic waste.
- A small space or cavity in a tissue.
- A space or vesicle within the cytoplasm of a cell, enclosed by a membrane and typically containing fluid.
- : a small cavity or space in the tissues of an organism containing air or fluid
- : a cavity or vesicle in the cytoplasm of a cell usually containing fluid — see cell illustration
Example sentences for Vacuole
- Later on this vacuole disappears, and the grains of pigment make their appearance.
- These masses of food seem to be inclosed within a little area containing fluid, called a vacuole.
- The number of the vacuole containing cells is 15-20% of the colourless blood corpuscles.
- We have received the impression that we have here to deal with a vacuole filled with substance secreted by the cell.
- This is done by pulsation of the vacuole, which ultimately bursts, passing fluid waste to the outside.
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