exocytosis

noun
exo·​cy·​to·​sis | \ ˌek-sō-sī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce exocytosis (audio) \
plural exocytoses\ ˌek-​sō-​sī-​ˈtō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce exocytoses (audio) \

Definition of exocytosis

: the release of cellular substances (such 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

Other Words from exocytosis

exocytotic \ ˌek-​sō-​sī-​ˈtä-​tik How to pronounce exocytotic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of exocytosis

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exocytosis

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

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exocytosis

noun
exo·​cy·​to·​sis | \ ˌek-sō-sī-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce exocytosis (audio) \
plural exocytoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce exocytoses (audio) \

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

Other Words from exocytosis

exocytotic \ -​ˈtät-​ik How to pronounce exocytotic (audio) \ adjective

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