vacuole

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From French vacuole, from Medieval Latin vacuola, formed as a diminutive of Latin vacuus (empty).

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vacuole (plural vacuoles)

  1. (cytology) A large membrane-bound vesicle in a cell's cytoplasm.
  2. A small empty or air-filled space or vacuity.
    • 1929, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, When the World Screamed[1]:
      This surface itself was not entirely homogeneous, but beneath it, seen as through ground glass, there were dim whitish patches or vacuoles, which varied constantly in shape and size.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /va.kɥɔl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

vacuole f (plural vacuoles)

  1. vacuole

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