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vacuolation

[ vak-yoo-uh-ley-shuh n, -yuh-ley- ]
/ ˌvæk yu əˈleɪ ʃən, -yəˈleɪ- /

noun

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

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Origin of vacuolation

First recorded in 1855–60; vacuole + -ation
arteypureza.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for vacuolation

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

    |Francis Maitland Balfour

Medical definitions for vacuolation

vacuolation
[ văk′yōō-ō-lāshən ]

n.

The formation of vacuoles.
The condition of having vacuoles.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.