vacuole


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vac·u·ole

 (văk′yo͞o-ōl′)
n.
1. A membrane-bound organelle in the cytoplasm of most cells, especially plant cells, containing water and dissolved substances such as salts, sugars, enzymes, and amino acids.
2. A small extracellular cavity or space within tissues.

[French, from Latin vacuus, empty; see vacuum.]

vac′u·o′lar (-ō′lər, -lär′) adj.
vac′u·o·la′tion n.

vacuole

(ˈvækjʊˌəʊl)
n
(Biology) biology a fluid-filled cavity in the cytoplasm of a cell
[C19: from French, literally: little vacuum, from Latin vacuum]
ˌvacuˈolar adj
vacuolate, vacuolated adj
vacuolation n

vac•u•ole

(ˈvæk yuˌoʊl)

n.
1. a membrane-bound cavity within a cell, often containing a watery liquid or secretion..
2. a minute cavity or vesicle in organic tissue.
[1850–55; < French; see vacuum, -ole1]
vac•u•o•lar (ˌvæk yuˈoʊ lər, ˈvæk yu ə-, ˈvæk yə lər) adj.

vac·u·ole

(văk′yo͞o-ōl′)
A space in a cell's cytoplasm that is surrounded by a membrane and filled with a watery fluid. The fluid stores food prior to digestion or waste products prior to excretion. See more at cell.

vacuole

A saclike, fluid-filled cell organelle used for storage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vacuole - a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cellvacuole - a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
Translations
vakuoli
vakuola
vacuole

vac·u·ole

n. vacuola, pequeña cavidad o espacio en el protoplasma celular que contiene líquido o aire.
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Low numbers of mononuclear phagocytes were also present and were occasionally noted to have a cytoplasmic vacuole containing small, thin, variably staining, linear to pleomorphic structures, consistent with bacteria (Fig 3).
In MSOM morphologically normal sperm (class 1), [less than or equal to]2 small vacuoles (class 2), and one large vacuole or &gt;2 small vacuoles (class 3) were evaluated.
Initial formation of a vacuole is thought to be associated with epithelial apoptosis (12).
There, they can localize within a bacterial containing vacuole (BCV) or access the host cytoplasm through BCV rupture.
These vacuoles are then merging with lysosomes, due to the merge and acidification of the vacuole environment, bacterium excrete some virulence factors.
Amoeba proteus expresses a single AQP that is present in the contractile vacuole complex required for osmoregulation, whereas Dictyostelium discoideum expresses four AQPs, of which two are present in the single-celled amoeboidal stage and two more in the later multicellular stages preceding spore formation.
To reproduce in mosquitoes, the parasites have to break out of their hiding compartment, called a vacuole, and then bust through the red blood cell's outer membrane.
Stage 4: microspores vacuole with a developed exine wall:
Whether he liked the pork chops or not was irrelevant because he had no taste buds and stored food in an empty vacuole for later disposal.
SRCL can be divided into three cytological subtypes based on the tumor morphology and immunohistochemistry; clear vacuole, Russell body type and hyaloplasmic deposit types, both derived from B-cells.
or a clear vacuole like area (papanicolaou stain) with a background of naked nuclei and stromal fragments (2).