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vesicle

1. Pathol
a. any small sac or cavity, esp one containing serous fluid
b. a blister
2. Geology a rounded cavity within a rock formed during solidification by expansion of the gases present in the magma
3. Botany a small bladder-like cavity occurring in certain seaweeds and aquatic plants

vesicle

[′ves·ə·kəl]
(biology)
A small, thin-walled bladderlike cavity, usually filled with fluid.
(geology)
A cavity in lava formed by entrapment of a gas bubble during solidification. Also known as air sac; bladder; saccus; vacuole; wing.
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The effect is less significant for the higher stirring rates, since the particles are already fully vesiculated and only vesicle size increases.
vesiculated inclusions* (112) H-F/L-F inner longitudinal muscle layer well developed (113)
The opacification effect is only possible if the particles become sufficiently rigid to preserve the internal vesiculated structure and avoid inter-particle coalescence upon drying.
We still noticed the presence of the cytotrophoblast: cells with relatively large nuclei, vesiculated, clear cytoplasm, with mitotic activity, being observed polyploidy in some of them (Fig.
The chromatin was clumped, giving the nuclei a clear vesiculated appearance, and some elements had multiple eosinophilic nucleoli.
Finally, toward the middle of the organ, the shape of the nucleus changes from ovoid to plano-convex, the nucleoplasm becomes more homogeneous, and the subnuclear cytoplasm assumes the vesiculated appearance of a mature photocyte [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 34 OMITTED].
This accounts for the stabilization of the vesiculated structure inside the organic phase.
The basalts are strongly vesiculated with vesicles filled with calcite.
The large granular hemocyte population includes vesiculated cell types that have been implicated in wound repair and that become localized in fixed tissues during inflammation-like responses (Goodbody, 1974; Wright, 1981).