[ ek-soh-sahy-toh-sis ]
/ ˌɛk soʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs /
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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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OTHER WORDS FROM exocytosisex·o·cy·tot·ic [ek-soh-sahy-tot-ik], /ˌɛk soʊ saɪˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby exocytosis
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British Dictionary definitions for exocytosis
/ (ˌɛksəʊsaɪˈtəʊsɪs) /
a process by which material is exported from a biological cell
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Medical definitions for exocytosis
[ ĕk′sō-sī-tō′sĭs ]
n. pl. ex•o•cy•to•ses (-sēz′)
The appearance of migrating inflammatory cells in the epidermis.
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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