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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 ]
/ ˈvæk yu ə lɪt, -ˌleɪt, -yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt or ˈvæk yu əˌleɪ tɪd, -yəˌleɪ tɪd /


having a vacuole or vacuoles.

Nearby words

vacillation, vacillatory, vacterl syndrome, vacua, vacuity, vacuolate, vacuolated, vacuolation, vacuole, vacuous, vacuously

Origin of vacuolate

First recorded in 1855–60; vacuole + -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vacuolated

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

    Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole|Gary N. Calkins
  • 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.

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

Medicine definitions for vacuolated


[ văkyōō-ō-lā′tĭd ]


Containing vacuoles or a vacuole.
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