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phagocytosis vs. pinocytosis

[ fag-uh-sahy-toh-sis ]
/ ˌfæg ə saɪˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun
  1. the ingestion of a smaller cell or cell fragment, a microorganism, or foreign particles by means of the local infolding of a cell's membrane and the protrusion of its cytoplasm around the fold until the material has been surrounded and engulfed by closure of the membrane and formation of a vacuole: characteristic of amebas and some types of white blood cells.
[ pin-uh-sahy-toh-sis, pahy-nuh- ]
/ ˌpɪn ə saɪˈtoʊ sɪs, ˌpaɪ nə- /

noun
  1. 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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