the transport of solid matter or liquid into a cell by means of a coated vacuole or vesicle (distinguished from exocytosis).
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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