Vacuole

Vac"u*ole

(?), n. [L. vacuus empty: cf. F. vacuole.] (Biol.) 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.
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Contractile vacuole. (Zol.) See under Contractile, and see Illusts. of Infusoria, and Lobosa. -- Food vacuole. (Zol.) See under Food, and see Illust. of Infusoria.
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