Definition of vacuole noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvækjuəʊl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvækjuoʊl//
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  1. 1(biology) a small space within a cell, usually filled with liquid
  2. 2(medical) a small hole in the tissue of the body, usually caused by disease
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French, diminutive of Latin vacuus ‘empty’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vacuole