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[vak-yoo-uh-ley-shuh n, -yuh-ley-]
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  1. the formation of vacuoles.
  2. the state of being vacuolate.
  3. a system of vacuoles.
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Origin of vacuolation

First recorded in 1855–60; vacuole + -ation
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Historical Examples

  • As the vacuolation proceeds the differences between Torpedo and the other genera become less and less marked.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1

    Francis Maitland Balfour

vacuolation in Medicine


  1. The formation of vacuoles.
  2. The condition of having vacuoles.
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