[ en-doh-sahy-toh-sis ]
/ ˌɛn doʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs /
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the transport of solid matter or liquid into a cell by means of a coated vacuole or vesicle (distinguished from exocytosis).
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OTHER WORDS FROM endocytosisen·do·cyt·ic [en-doh-sit-ik], /ˌɛn doʊˈsɪt ɪk/, en·do·cy·tot·ic [en-doh-sahy-tot-ik], /ˌɛn doʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby endocytosis
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British Dictionary definitions for endocytosis
/ (ˌɛndəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs) /
the process by which a living cell takes up molecules bound to its surface
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Medical definitions for endocytosis
[ ĕn′dō-sī-tō′sĭs ]
A process of cellular ingestion by which the plasma membrane folds inward to bring substances into the cell.
Other words from endocytosisen′do•cyt′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) null adj.en′do•cy•tose′ (-tōs′) v.
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