verb (used without object), en·do·cy·tosed, en·do·cy·tos·ing. Physiology.
(of a cell) to take within by the process of endocytosis.
Origin of endocytose
First recorded in 1970–75; back formation from endocytosis
Origin of endocytosis
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the process by which a living cell takes up molecules bound to its surface
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A process of cellular ingestion by which the plasma membrane folds inward to bring substances into the cell.
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