contractile vacuole

noun

Definition of contractile vacuole

  1. :  a vacuole in a unicellular organism that contracts regularly to discharge fluid and especially water from the cell

1876

First Known Use of contractile vacuole

1876


Medical Dictionary

contractile vacuole

noun

Medical Definition of contractile vacuole

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

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