Food vacuole

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Food vacuole (Zoöl) one of the spaces in the interior of a protozoan in which food is contained, during digestion.
    • Food vacuole (Zoöl) See under Food, and see Illust. of Infusoria.
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Usage

In literature:

Food vacuoles are present in the posterior part.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
The food vacuole (FV) contains ingested food.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
The food-particle d has now been ingested by the vacuole.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Other vacuoles appear to be clear; these are spaces in which food has been digested.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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In news:

"This is the cell membrane, this is the cytoplasm, this is the nucleus, this is a food vacuole where food is digested, this is a waste product vacuole, these are pseudopods that move around and trap food".
PolyMedix's defensin-mimetics target the digestive vacuole of the parasite that causes malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, via a mechanism distinct from other anti-malarial agents, essentially starving the parasite of food.
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