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food vacuole

noun, Cell Biology.
1.
a membrane-enclosed cell vacuole with a digestive function, containing material taken up in by the process of phagocytosis.
Origin of food vacuole
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for food vacuole

food vacuole

noun
1.
(biology) a cavity surrounding ingested food particles in some protozoans
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