pinocytosis


pi·no·cy·to·sis

noun \ˌpi-nə-sə-ˈtō-səs, ˌpī-, -ˌsī-\
plural pi·no·cy·to·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of PINOCYTOSIS

:  the uptake of fluid and dissolved substances by a cell by invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane
pi·no·cy·tot·ic \-ˈtä-tik\ or pi·no·cyt·ic \ˌpi-nə-ˈsī-tik, ˌpī-\ adjective
pi·no·cy·tot·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PINOCYTOSIS

New Latin, from Greek pinein to drink + New Latin cyt- + -osis — more at potable
First Known Use: 1895

pi·no·cy·to·sis

noun \ˌpin-ə-sə-ˈtō-səs, ˌpīn-, -ˌsī-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pi·no·cy·to·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PINOCYTOSIS

: the uptake of fluid and dissolved substances by a cell by invagination and pinching off of the cell membrane

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