food vacuole

noun

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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“Food vacuole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/food%20vacuole. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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food vacuole

noun

Medical Definition of food vacuole

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

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