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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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Cells of the transparent watery callus, however, showed an autophagic vacuole occupying the whole cytoplasmic space, vesicles, increased intercellular space, and absence of other cytoplasmic organelles (Figure 3).
SWOLLEN MITOCHONDRION (ARROW), SWOLLEN SMOOTH ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM (ARROWHEAD), AUTOPHAGIC VACUOLE (SQUARE).
Autophagic vacuole staining intensity can be detected using an excitation wavelength of 335 nm and an emission wavelength of 512 nm with a GENios[R] fluorescence (excitation = 540 nm, emission = 570 nm) using microplate reader (Tecan Austria GmbH, Austria).
Background: Amyloid-[sz] deposition and accumulation of autophagic vacuoles are pathologic features of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
The numbers and sizes of these autophagic vacuoles were equivalent in wild-type and Atg5-deficient MEFs (Fig.
But autophagic vacuoles were also detected in both groups of cells in addition to clear apoptotic cell death sparks in our TEM micrographs.
Autophagosomes, also referred to as initial autophagic vacuoles (AVi), were typically identified as vacuolar structures containing cellular contents that appeared similar to the cytosol and organelles in the cell, as presented in Figure 1(a).
Indeed, we observed a larger population of autophagic vacuoles that engulfed mitochondria in MDA-MB-231 cells than in MCF-10A cells by electron microscopic study (Figures 4(c) and 4(d) and supplemental Figure 2).
8,9) It involves degradation of cellular components within the dying cell in autophagic vacuoles and is not inflammatory.
It has been reported that chronic administration of efavirenz in adult Wistar rats resulted in some cellular degenerative changes like sparse cellular population, pyknotic nuclei with some microcystic changes, autophagic vacuoles and vacuolations in the stroma of the treated superior colliculus and lateral geniculate body as compared to the control group (Adjene et al.
In contrast, generalized edema (c-f) dispersed chromatin (c,f), swollen mitochondria (c-f) and autophagic vacuoles (e) were distinguished giving the appearance of necrotic cells, particularly in d and e.