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pinocytosis

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

Definition of pinocytosis

plural pi·no·cy·to·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

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

pi·no·cy·tot·ic play \-ˈtä-tik\ or pi·no·cyt·ic play \ˌpi-nə-ˈsī-tik, ˌpī-\ adjective
pi·no·cy·tot·i·cal·ly play \-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


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pinocytosis

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noun pi·no·cy·to·sis \ˌpin-ə-sə-ˈtō-səs, ˌpīn-, -ˌsī-\

Medical Definition of pinocytosis

plural pi·no·cy·to·ses \-ˌsēz\play

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




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