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exocytosis

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noun exo·cy·to·sis \ˌek-sō-sī-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of exocytosis

plural exo·cy·to·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  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 play \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective


Origin of exocytosis

New Latin, from exo- + cyt- + -osis


First Known Use: 1963


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exocytosis

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noun exo·cy·to·sis \ˌek-sō-sī-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of exocytosis

plural exo·cy·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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

  2. exo·cy·tot·ic \-ˈtät-ik\play adjective




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