Entry from US English dictionary
A vacuole with a digestive function in the protoplasm of a protozoan.
- Due to the acid environment in the P. falciparum food vacuole, all histidine residues in the model were modeled using the AMBER HIP residue.
- Myzocytotic uptake of prey cell cytoplasm leads to a food vacuole with a single membrane separating two cytoplasmic compartments.
- Control cells make approximately one food vacuole per minute and therefore appear full of black dots.
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Syllabification: food vac·u·ole
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