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vacuole US English

A space or vesicle within the cytoplasm of a cell, enclosed by a membrane and typically containing fluid

gas vacuole US English

A gas-containing vacuole found in certain bacteria and blue-green algae, thought to be involved in regulating buoyancy in water.

food vacuole US English

A vacuole with a digestive function in the protoplasm of a protozoan

autophagic vacuole US English

= autophagosome.

contractile vacuole US English

A vacuole in some protozoans that expels excess liquid on contraction

parasitophorous vacuole in parasitophorous US English

Containing parasites; specifically designating intracellular structures containing protozoan parasites, especially in parasitophorous vacuole.