food vacuole


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food vacuole

n.
A vacuole in which phagocytized food is digested.

food vacuole

a fluid-filled space in the cytoplasm of a cell. It is formed by the plasma membrane of the cells invaginating to form a flask-like depression around a food particle and then the neck of the flask closing off, so sealing the food within the cell - a process known as PHAGOCYTOSIS.
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