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Lysosome vs. Vacuole

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Lysosomenoun

(cytology) An organelle found in all types of animal cells which contains a large range of digestive enzymes capable of splitting most biological macromolecules.

Vacuolenoun

(cytology) A large membrane-bound vesicle in a cell's cytoplasm.

Lysosomenoun

an organelle found in the cytoplasm of most cells (especially in leukocytes and liver and kidney cells)

Vacuolenoun

A small empty or air-filled space or vacuity.

Lysosome

A lysosome () is a membrane-bound organelle found in many animal cells. They are spherical vesicles that contain hydrolytic enzymes that can break down many kinds of biomolecules.

Vacuolenoun

A small air cell, or globular space, in the interior of organic cells, either containing air, or a pellucid watery liquid, or some special chemical secretions of the cell protoplasm.

Vacuolenoun

a tiny cavity filled with fluid in the cytoplasm of a cell

Vacuole

A vacuole () is a membrane-bound organelle which is present in plant and fungal cells and some protist, animal, and bacterial cells. Vacuoles are essentially enclosed compartments which are filled with water containing inorganic and organic molecules including enzymes in solution, though in certain cases they may contain solids which have been engulfed.

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