food vacuole


Definition of food vacuole

: a membrane-bound vacuole (as in an amoeba) in which ingested food is digested — see amoeba illustration

First Known Use of food vacuole

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of food vacuole was in 1875

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“Food vacuole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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Medical Definition of food vacuole

: a vacuole (as in an amoeba) in which ingested food is digested

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