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endocytosis

[en-doh-sahy-toh-sis] /ˌɛn doʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs/
noun, Physiology.
1.
the transport of solid matter or liquid into a cell by means of a coated vacuole or vesicle (distinguished from exocytosis).
Origin of endocytosis
1960-1965
1960-65; endo- + -cyte + -osis, perhaps on the model of phagocytosis
Related forms
endocytic
[en-doh-sit-ik] /ˌɛn doʊˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
endocytotic
[en-doh-sahy-tot-ik] /ˌɛn doʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for endocytosis

endocytosis

/ˌɛndəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
the process by which a living cell takes up molecules bound to its surface
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endocytosis in Medicine

endocytosis en·do·cy·to·sis (ěn'dō-sī-tō'sĭs)
n.
A process of cellular ingestion by which the plasma membrane folds inward to bring substances into the cell.


en'do·cyt'ic (-sĭt'ĭk) or en'do·cy·tot'ic (-sī-tŏt'ĭk) adj.
en'do·cy·tose' (-tōs') v.
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