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Unlike Thioploca and a related genus called Beggiatoa, it was not contained in a containment sac called a vacuole.
As the ice evaporated and carbon dioxide built up in the surrounding air, the acidity increased, causing the pigments stored in tiny vacuoles, or bubbles in the petal’s outer cells, to shift from blue to pink.
In this slice of potato 1,000 times thinner than a Pringle, the red circles are vacuoles—
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VACUOLE Defined for Kids
Definition of vacuole for Students
: a hollow space in the cytoplasm of a cell that is usually filled with liquid
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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