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or vac·u·o·lat·ed

[vak-yoo-uh-lit, -leyt, -yuh-lit, -leyt or vak-yoo-uh-ley-tid, -yuh-ley-tid]
  1. having a vacuole or vacuoles.
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Origin of vacuolate

First recorded in 1855–60; vacuole + -ate1
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Examples from the Web for vacuolated

Historical Examples of vacuolated

  • The heterochromosome group is blended into a vacuolated sphere in growth stages (figs. 199, 200).

    Studies in Spermatogenesis

    Nettie Maria Stevens

  • Sap vacuoles must be distinguished from spores, on the one hand, and the vacuolated appearance due to plasmolysis, on the other.

  • The diameter is about 50µ; the vacuolated ectoplasm passes gradually into the granular endoplasm.

  • In the passage of the egg through the oviduct the vacuolated follicle cells grow out into very peculiar long processes or villi.

vacuolated in Medicine


  1. Containing vacuoles or a vacuole.
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