[vak-yoo-uh-ley-shuh n, -yuh-ley-]


the formation of vacuoles.
the state of being vacuolate.
a system of vacuoles.

Nearby words

  1. vacterl syndrome,
  2. vacua,
  3. vacuity,
  4. vacuolate,
  5. vacuolated,
  6. vacuole,
  7. vacuous,
  8. vacuously,
  9. vacutome,
  10. vacuum

Origin of vacuolation

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

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Medicine definitions for vacuolation




The formation of vacuoles.
The condition of having vacuoles.

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