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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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vacuole

A saclike, fluid-filled cell organelle used for storage.
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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
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Translations
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vakuola
vacuole

vac·u·ole

n. vacuola, pequeña cavidad o espacio en el protoplasma celular que contiene líquido o aire.
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In Group B of all rats, hepatocytes show steatosis and cytoplasmic vacuolations with ballooning degeneration, and the midzonal region shows inflammatory infiltration and congestion of central vein [Figure 4].
A case (0.9%) of sebaceous gland adenocarcinoma was recorded in gluteal region of three year old male by variable sized cells and anisokaryosis with containing cytoplasmic vacuolations. Similar cytological features were recorded by Dickinson and Karen (2005).
Secretory phase endometrium is diagnosed by the histological features of subnuclear vacuolations and intraluminal secretions.
For example, if degenerating nonsegmented neutrophils were misidentified as young neutrophils (bands and metamyelocytes), the differential count would appear to show a "left shift." Together with vacuolations in the cytoplasm, the smear may be incorrectly interpreted as "toxic," a sign of bacterial infection.
Transmission electron microscopic observation showed deformation in nucleus and mitochondria (Figure 1.7), damage in rough endoplasmic reticulum, and vacuolations in stomach of A.
The excised specimen was sent for histopathological examination (H & E 20X), which revealed islands of cells in which the peripheral cells were tall and columnar with subnuclear vacuolations and a peripheral prominent palisading appearance of basal cell nuclei with a reverse polarization (black and green arrow).
The infection induced disorganization of intestinal villi, large vacuolations and cytoplasmic degenerations, inflammatory cell infiltration and depletion of goblet cell number.