Meaning of vacuole

vac•u•ole

Pronunciation: (vak'y-ōl"), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. a membrane-bound cavity within a cell, often containing a watery liquid or secretion. See diag. under
  2. a minute cavity or vesicle in organic tissue.
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