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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- en·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
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British Dictionary definitions for endocytosis
the process by which a living cell takes up molecules bound to its surface
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