noun Cell Biology.
a membrane-enclosed cell vacuole with a digestive function, containing material taken up in by the process of phagocytosis.
Words nearby food vacuole
Origin of food vacuole
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for food vacuole
Food-vacuole, a small drop of water containing digestive material and a food-ball.A Guide for the Study of Animals|Worrallo Whitney
British Dictionary definitions for food vacuole
biology a cavity surrounding ingested food particles in some protozoans
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