multilocular vesicle

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multilocular vesicle

A vesicle that contains multiple chambers.
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1. a small bladder or sac containing liquid.
2. a small circumscribed elevation of the epidermis containing a serous fluid; a small blister. See also vesicular disease.

auditory vesicle
a detached ovoid sac formed by closure of the auditory pit in the early embryo, from which the percipient parts of the inner ear develop.
brain v's
the five divisions of the closed neural tube in the developing embryo, including the telencephalon, diencephalon, mesencephalon, metencephalon and myelencephalon.
chorionic vesicle
see chorionic vesicle.
clear vesicle
neuronal vesicles which occur in neuronal terminals in which acetylcholine is the transmitter.
coated vesicle
compound vesicle
multilocular vesicle.
dense core vesicle
neuronal vesicles which occur in neuronal terminals in which norepinephrine or other catecholamine is the transmitter. Called also granular vesicle.
encephalic v's
brain vesicles.
germinal vesicle
the fluid-filled nucleus of an oocyte toward the end of prophase of its meiotic division.
granular vesicle
see dense core vesicle (above).
lens vesicle
a vesicle formed from the lens pit of the embryo, developing into the crystalline lens.
matrix v's
vesicles found in hyaline cartilage; are starting points for growth plate mineralization.
multilocular vesicle
a vesicle with multiple chambers or compartments.
olfactory vesicle
1. the vesicle in the embryo which later develops into the olfactory bulb and tract.
2. a bulbous expansion at the distal end of an olfactory cell, from which the olfactory hairs project.
otic vesicle
auditory vesicle.
pinocytotic v's
vesicles which appear in vascular endothelium; may participate in transcapillary movement of macromolecules.
primary brain v's
the three earlier subdivisions of the embryonic neural tube, including the forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain.
secondary brain v's
the four brain vesicles formed by specialization of the forebrain and of the hindbrain in later embryonic development.
secretory v's
vesicles found in rough excretory endoplasm of cells.
seminal v's
paired sacculated pouches that overlie the urinary bladder in the males of some species; in some the pouch is a simple sac, in others a compound acinous gland, and in some the duct of each joins the ipsilateral ductus deferens to form the ejaculatory duct. In the boar and stallion it produces a bulky ejaculate. See also vesicular gland.
transfer v's
vesicles found in rough endoplasmic reticulum of cells.
transport vesicle
membrane bound vesicle, pinched off from endoplasmic reticulum, containing macromolecules to be transported to other parts of the cell.
umbilical vesicle
the pear-shaped expansion of the yolk sac growing out into the cavity of the chorion, joined to the midgut by the yolk stalk.