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contractile vacuole

noun

Definition of CONTRACTILE VACUOLE

:  a vacuole in a unicellular organism that contracts regularly to discharge fluid from the body

First Known Use of CONTRACTILE VACUOLE

1876

contractile vacuole

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONTRACTILE VACUOLE

:  a vacuole in a unicellular organism that contracts regularly to discharge fluid from the body

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