food vacuole
noun Date: circa 1889 a membrane-bound vacuole (as in an amoeba) in which ingested food is digested — see amoeba illustration

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  • Food vacuole — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • food vacuole — n a vacuole (as in an ameba) in which ingested food is digested * * * a fluid containing intracytoplasmic space in which food material is suspended; it occurs in holozoic protozoa …   Medical dictionary

  • Food vacuole — Food Food, n. [OE. fode, AS. f[=o]da; akin to Icel. f[ae][eth]a, f[ae][eth]i, Sw. f[ o]da, Dan. & LG. f[ o]de, OHG. fatunga, Gr. patei^sthai to eat, and perh. to Skr. p[=a] to protect, L. pascere to feed, pasture, pabulum food, E. pasture.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • food vacuole — food′ vac uole n. cbl a membrane enclosed cell vacuole with a digestive function, containing material taken in by the process of phagocytosis • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • food vacuole — noun A vacuole in which phagocytized food is digested …   Wiktionary

  • food vacuole — Cell Biol. a membrane enclosed cell vacuole with a digestive function, containing material taken up in by the process of phagocytosis. See diag. under ameba. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • food vacuole — noun : one of the usually transitory vacuoles in the protoplasm of a protozoan in which digestion takes place see amoeba illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Food — Food, n. [OE. fode, AS. f[=o]da; akin to Icel. f[ae][eth]a, f[ae][eth]i, Sw. f[ o]da, Dan. & LG. f[ o]de, OHG. fatunga, Gr. patei^sthai to eat, and perh. to Skr. p[=a] to protect, L. pascere to feed, pasture, pabulum food, E. pasture. [root]75.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Food yolk — Food Food, n. [OE. fode, AS. f[=o]da; akin to Icel. f[ae][eth]a, f[ae][eth]i, Sw. f[ o]da, Dan. & LG. f[ o]de, OHG. fatunga, Gr. patei^sthai to eat, and perh. to Skr. p[=a] to protect, L. pascere to feed, pasture, pabulum food, E. pasture.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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