Membrane-bounded vesicle of eukaryotic cells. Secretory, endocytotic, and phagocytotic vesicles can be termed vacuoles. Botanists tend to confine the term to the large vesicles found in plant cells that provide both storage and space-filling functions.
A cavity in the cytoplasm containing air, liquids, food, waste products etc., a vacuole is not rigid.
Membrane-bound fluid-filled space within a cell. In most plant cells, there is a single large vacuole filling most of the cell's volume. Some bacterial cells contain gas vacuoles.Found on http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/glossary_4.html
a sac-like structure within a cell lined by cell membrane, containing material ingested by phagocytosis.
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- a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cellFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=vacuole
Membrane-bound cavity within a cell.Found on http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/iupacglossary/glossaryv.html
Membrane-bound, fluid-filled sac within the cytoplasm of a cell. Found on http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/Townsend/Glossary/GlossaryV.html
<cell biology> Membrane bounded vesicle of eukaryotic cells. Secretory, endocytotic and phagocytotic vesicles can be termed vacuoles. Botanists tend to confine the term to the large vesicles found in plant cells that provide both storage and space filling functions. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cellFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=vacuole
(vak´u-ōl) a space or cavity in the protoplasm of a cell. contractile vacuole a small fluid-filled cavity in the protoplasm of certain unicellular organisms. It gradually increases in size and then collapses; its function is thought to be respiratory and excretory.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) A small air cell, or globular space, in the interior of organic cells, either containing air, or a pellucid watery liquid, or some special chemical secretions of the cell protoplasm.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/vacuole/
in biology, a space within a cell that is empty of cytoplasm, lined with a membrane, and filled with fluid. Especially in protozoa, vacuoles are ... [8 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/v/1
vacuole 1. A membrane-bound compartment or cavity within a cell containing watery fluid or secretion that is found in the cytoplasm of a cell. 2. A minute cavity or vesicle in organic tissue. 3. One of the spaces in cell cytoplasm containing air, water, sap, partially digested food, or other materials.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2258/2
A large, fluid-filled compartment in the cytoplasm of a plant cell or a smaller vesicle (a compartment that can involve cellular secretion, storage, or nutrient uptake) in the cytoplasm of any eukaryotic cell. The cells of some bacteria contain gas vacuoles. See also contractile vacuole.Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/V/vacuole.html
In biology, a vacuole is a fluid-filled, membrane-bound cavity inside a cell. It may be a reservoir for fluids that the cell will secrete to the outside, or may be filled with excretory products or essential nutrients that the cell needs to store. In amoebae, vacuoles are the sites of digestion of engulfed food particles. Plant cells usually have a...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/BV.HTM
Type: Term Pronunciation: vak′yū-ōl Definitions: 1. A minute space in any tissue. 2. A clear space in the substance of a cell, sometimes degenerative in character, sometimes surrounding an engulfed foreign body and serving as a temporary cell stomach for the digestion of the body.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=96473
In biology, a fluid-filled, membrane-bound cavity inside a cell. It may be a reservoir for fluids that the cell will secrete to the outside, or may be filled with excretory products or essential nutrients that the cell needs to store. Plant cells usually have a large central vacuole containin...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0015140.html
Small, round to oval space or cavity within a cell.Found on http://www.thehorse.com/Glossary.xhtml?L=V
(vak-yoo;ol) A small space or cavity within the cytoplasm of a cell.Found on http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/abio/glossary.mhtml
A vacuole is a membrane-bound organelle which is present in all plant and fungal cells and some protist, animal and bacterial cells. Vacuoles are essentially enclosed compartments which are filled with water containing inorganic and organic molecules including enzymes in solution, though in certain cases they may contain solids which have been eng...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuole
fluid-bearing cavity in organic tissueFound on http://phrontistery.info/v.html
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