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Contractile Vacuole

  • Definition: A clear fluid-filled cell vacuole in unicellular eukaryotes and a few animals; collects water and releases it to the outside in a cyclical manner, for osmoregulation and some excretion.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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