Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The formation of vacuoles; the state of being vacuolated; a system of vacuoles.
- n. medicine, biology The formation of vacuoles in a cellular tissue
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Biol.) Formation into, or multiplication of, vacuoles.
- n. the state of having become filled with vacuoles
“The morbid changes consist of an inflammation of the papillary region of the derma, leading to [oe] dema and vacuolation of the constituent cells of the epidermis, followed by their complete destruction in places and their abnormal proliferation in others (Fordyce).”
“Brominated noscapine analogs when added to macrophages significantly induced autophagy as evident by extensive autophagy-related vacuolation in cytoplasm and upregulation of microtubule-associated light-chain protein,”
“Drug induced autophagy was noted with increased vacuolation in the cytoplasm.”
“There was good preservation of myocyte structure with no myofibrillary disarray, myocyte hypertrophy, vacuolation or attenuation.”
“. . variable vacuolation in the background neuropil.”
“We have found, on microscopic examination in such cases, in addition to these small extravasations, collections of colloid bodies, patches of miliary sclerosis, and chromatolysis and vacuolation of nerve-cells. [”
“Electron microscopy data showed that brominated noscapine analogs induced extensive autophagy-related vacuolation in human macrophages THP-1 (”
“Exposure of neurons to Aβ resulted in somal shrinkage and vacuolation along with neurite fragmentation and beading; whereas the majority of neurons co-treated with Aβ and 100 nM LM11A-24 or LM11A-31 exhibited a normal appearance with intact cell bodies and neurites (”
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