noun, Cell Biology.
a membrane-enclosed cell vacuole with a digestive function, containing material taken up in by the process of phagocytosis.
(biology) a cavity surrounding ingested food particles in some protozoans
noun, Archaeology. 1. an early Bronze Age grave vessel, 1600–1300 b.c., found in Ireland and northern Britain and intended for the use of the deceased in the afterlife.
noun, Ecology. 1. a series of organisms related by predator-prey and consumer-resource interactions; the entirety of interrelated food chains in an ecological community. noun 1. a combination of food chains that integrate to form a network food web See under food chain.
adverb in regards to food; in terms of food Examples Foodwise, the coast of Maine has many fine restaurants. Word Origin 1923
noun phrase The influence and merits of the pacifistic, altruistic values of the 1960s hippie movement