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vacuole

noun vac·u·ole \ˈva-kyə-ˌwōl\

Definition of VACUOLE

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
vac·u·o·lar \ˌva-kyə-ˈwō-lər, -ˌlär\ adjective

Origin of VACUOLE

French, literally, small vacuum, from Latin vacuum
First Known Use: 1853

Other Cell Biology Terms

cytology, gamete, zygote
VACUOLE Defined for Kids

vacuole

noun vac·u·ole \ˈva-kyə-ˌwōl\

Definition of VACUOLE for Kids

:  a hollow space in the cytoplasm of a cell that is usually filled with liquid
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vacuole

noun vac·u·ole \ˈvak-yə-ˌwōl\

Medical Definition of VACUOLE

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 containing fluid

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