vacuolation

vacuolation

[vak-yoo-uh-ley-shuhn, -yuh-ley-]
noun
1.
the formation of vacuoles.
2.
the state of being vacuolate.
3.
a system of vacuoles.

Origin:
1855–60; vacuole + -ation

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vacuole (ˈvækjʊˌəʊl)
 
n
biology a fluid-filled cavity in the cytoplasm of a cell
 
[C19: from French, literally: little vacuum, from Latin vacuum]
 
vacuolar
 
adj
 
vacuolate
 
adj
 
vacuolation
 
n

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vacuolation vac·u·o·la·tion (vāk'yōō-ō-lā'shən) or vac·u·o·li·za·tion (-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.

  1. The formation of vacuoles.

  2. The condition of having vacuoles.

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