[ pin-uh-sahy-toh-sis, pahy-nuh- ]
/ ˌpɪn ə saɪˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌpaɪ nə- /
the transport of fluid into a cell by means of local infoldings by the cell membrane so that a tiny vesicle or sac forms around each droplet, which is then taken into the interior of the cytoplasm.
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Origin of pinocytosis
OTHER WORDS FROM pinocytosispin·o·cy·tot·ic [pin-uh-sahy-tot-ik, pahy-nuh-], /ˌpɪn ə saɪˈtɒt ɪk, ˌpaɪ nə-/, adjective
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Medical definitions for pinocytosis
[ pĭn′ə-sĭ-tō′sĭs, -sī-, pī′nə- ]
Introduction of fluids into a cell by invagination of the cell membrane, followed by formation of vesicles within the cells.
Other words from pinocytosispin′o•cy•tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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