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endocytosis

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noun en·do·cy·to·sis \-sī-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of endocytosis

  1. :  incorporation of substances into a cell by phagocytosis or pinocytosis

en·do·cy·tot·ic play \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective


Origin of endocytosis

New Latin, from end- + -cytosis (as in phagocytosis)


First Known Use: 1963


Medical Dictionary

endocytosis

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noun en·do·cy·to·sis \-sī-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of endocytosis

plural en·do·cy·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  incorporation of substances into a cell by phagocytosis or pinocytosis

  2. en·do·cy·tose \-ˈsī-ˌtōs, -ˌtōz\play transitive verb, en·do·cy·tosed en·do·cy·tos·ing
    en·do·cy·tot·ic \-sī-ˈtät-ik\play adjective




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