Vacuole

/ˈvakjʊəʊl/

Origin

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

Vacuole

noun

  1. a membrane-bound cavity within a cell, often containing a watery liquid or secretion.
  2. a minute cavity or vesicle in organic tissue.
  3. biology a fluid-filled cavity in the cytoplasm of a cell

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Vacuole

n.

  1. A small cavity in the cytoplasm of a cell, bound by a single membrane and containing water, food, or metabolic waste.
  2. A small space or cavity in a tissue.

dictionary.com

Vacuole

noun

  1. A space or vesicle within the cytoplasm of a cell, enclosed by a membrane and typically containing fluid.

lexico.com

Vacuole

noun

  1. : a small cavity or space in the tissues of an organism containing air or fluid
  2. : a cavity or vesicle in the cytoplasm of a cell usually containing fluid — see cell illustration

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Example sentences for Vacuole

  1. Later on this vacuole disappears, and the grains of pigment make their appearance.
  2. These masses of food seem to be inclosed within a little area containing fluid, called a vacuole.
  3. The number of the vacuole containing cells is 15-20% of the colourless blood corpuscles.
  4. We have received the impression that we have here to deal with a vacuole filled with substance secreted by the cell.
  5. This is done by pulsation of the vacuole, which ultimately bursts, passing fluid waste to the outside.

Related words & Synonyms

germ, egg, unit, bacterium, embryo, microorganism, spore, corpuscle, follicle, utricle, cellule

Nearby words

vacua , vacuity , vacuolate , vacuolated , vacuolation , vacuous , vacutome , vacuum , vacuum activity , vacuum aspiration

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