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vacuole

 [vak´u-ōl]
a space or cavity in the protoplasm of a cell.
contractile vacuole a small fluid-filled cavity in the protoplasm of certain unicellular organisms. It gradually increases in size and then collapses; its function is thought to be respiratory and excretory.

vac·u·ole

(vak'yū-ōl),
1. A minute space in any tissue.
2. A clear space in the substance of a cell, sometimes degenerative in character, sometimes surrounding an engulfed foreign body and serving as a temporary cell stomach for the digestion of the body.
[Mod. L. vacuolum, dim. of L. vacuum, an empty space]

vacuole

/vac·u·ole/ (vak´u-ōl) a space or cavity in the protoplasm of a cell.

vacuole

(văk′yo͞o-ōl′)
n.
1. A membrane-bound organelle in the cytoplasm of most cells, especially plant cells, containing water and dissolved substances such as salts, sugars, enzymes, and amino acids.
2. A small extracellular cavity or space within tissues.

vac′u·o′lar (-ō′lər, -lär′) adj.
vac′u·o·la′tion n.

vacuole

[vak′yo̅o̅·ōl]
Etymology: L, vacuus, empty
1 a clear or fluid-filled space or cavity within a cell, such as occurs when a droplet of water is ingested by the cytoplasm.
2 a small space in the body enclosed by a membrane, usually containing fat, secretions, or cellular debris. vacuolar, vacuolated, adj.

vac·u·ole

(vak'yū-ōl)
1. A minute space in any tissue.
2. A clear space in the substance of a cell, sometimes degenerative in character, sometimes surrounding an englobed foreign body and serving as a temporary cell stomach for the digestion of the body.
[Mod. L. vacuolum, dim. of L. vacuum, an empty space]

vacuole

A small, clear region in the CYTOPLASM of a cell, sometimes surrounded by a membrane. Vacuoles may be used to store cell products or may serve an excretory function.

vacuole

a membrane-bound compartment within the cytoplasm of a cell, containing cell sap, for example water, air, food. The central vacuole in the plant cell is surrounded by the TONOPLAST. see CONTRACTILE VACUOLE.

vacuole

clear space within cell cytoplasm, containing foreign material

vac·u·ole

(vak'yū-ōl)
1. A minute space in any tissue.
2. A clear space in the substance of a cell.
[Mod. L. vacuolum, dim. of L. vacuum, an empty space]

vacuole (vak´ūōl´),

n a clear space in the substance of a cell. It may stem from a degenerative process, or it may serve the cell as a temporary cell stomach for the digestion of a foreign body inclusion.

vacuole

a space or cavity in the cytoplasm of a cell.

contractile vacuole
a small fluid-filled cavity in the cytoplasm of certain unicellular organisms; it gradually increases in size and then collapses; its function is thought to be respiratory and excretory.
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