endocytosis


en·do·cy·to·sis

noun \-sī-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of ENDOCYTOSIS

:  incorporation of substances into a cell by phagocytosis or pinocytosis
en·do·cy·tot·ic \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective

Origin of ENDOCYTOSIS

New Latin, from end- + -cytosis (as in phagocytosis)
First Known Use: 1963

en·do·cy·to·sis

noun \-sī-ˈtō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural en·do·cy·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ENDOCYTOSIS

: incorporation of substances into a cell by phagocytosis or pinocytosis
en·do·cy·tose \-ˈsī-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\ transitive verb, en·do·cy·tosed en·do·cy·tos·ing
en·do·cy·tot·ic \-sī-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

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