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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A vacuole in which phagocytized food is digested.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vacuole in which phagocytized food is digested.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the spaces in the interior of a protozoan in which food is contained, during digestion.
  • n. See under Food, and see Illust. of Infusoria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A temporary vacuole or clear space in the endosarc of a protozoan, due to the presence of a particle of food, usually with a little water.

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