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

     

    vacuole

     noun
    noun
    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 Origin mid 19th cent.: from French, diminutive of Latin vacuus ‘empty’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vacuole