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exocytose

[ek-soh-sahy-tohs, -tohz]
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verb (used without object), ex·o·cy·tosed, ex·o·cy·tos·ing. Physiology.
  1. (of a cell) to extrude by means of exocytosis.
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Origin of exocytose

back formation from exocytosis

exocytosis

[ek-soh-sahy-toh-sis]
noun Physiology.
  1. the transport of material out of a cell by means of a sac or vesicle that first engulfs the material and then is extruded through an opening in the cell membrane (distinguished from endocytosis).
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Origin of exocytosis

1960–65; exo- + -cyte + -osis; cf. endocytosis
Related formsex·o·cy·tot·ic [ek-soh-sahy-tot-ik] /ˌɛk soʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exocytoses

exocytosis

noun
  1. a process by which material is exported from a biological cell
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exocytoses in Medicine

exocytosis

(ĕk′sō-sī-tōsĭs)
n. pl. ex•o•cy•to•ses (-sēz′)
  1. The appearance of migrating inflammatory cells in the epidermis.
  2. A process of cellular secretion or excretion in which substances contained in vesicles are discharged from the cell by fusion of the vesicular membrane with the outer cell membrane.emiocytosis
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