vacuole

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noun vac·u·ole \ˈva-kyə-ˌwōl\

Definition of vacuole

  1. 1 :  a small cavity or space in the tissues of an organism containing air or fluid

  2. 2 :  a cavity or vesicle in the cytoplasm of a cell usually containing fluid — see cell illustration

vacuolar

play \ˌva-kyə-ˈwō-lər, -ˌlär\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of vacuole

borrowed from French, probably borrowed from New Latin vacuolum “little vacuum,” from Medieval Latin vacuum 1vacuum + Latin -olum, variant of -ulum -ule with stems ending in a vowel


First Known Use: 1853

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VACUOLE Defined for Kids

vacuole

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noun vac·u·ole \ˈva-kyə-ˌwōl\

Definition of vacuole for Students

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


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vacuole

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noun vac·u·ole \ˈvak-yə-ˌwōl\

Medical Definition of vacuole

  1. 1:  a small cavity or space in the tissues of an organism containing air or fluid

  2. 2:  a cavity or vesicle in the cytoplasm of a cell containing fluid

Illustration of vacuole


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