exocytosis


exo·cy·to·sis

noun \ˌek-sō-sī-ˈtō-səs\
plural exo·cy·to·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of EXOCYTOSIS

:  the release of cellular substances (as secretory products) contained in cell vesicles by fusion of the vesicular membrane with the plasma membrane and subsequent release of the contents to the exterior of the cell
exo·cy·tot·ic \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective

Origin of EXOCYTOSIS

New Latin, from exo- + cyt- + -osis
First Known Use: 1963

exo·cy·to·sis

noun \ˌek-sō-sī-ˈtō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural exo·cy·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of EXOCYTOSIS

: the release of cellular substances (as secretory products) contained in cell vesicles by fusion of the vesicular membrane with the plasma membrane and subsequent release of the contents to the exterior of the cell
exo·cy·tot·ic \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

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