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food vacuole

Syllabification: food vac·u·ole

Definition of food vacuole in English:

noun

Biology
A vacuole with a digestive function in the protoplasm of a protozoan.
Example sentences
  • 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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