exocytosis

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

Definition of exocytosis

plural exocytoses play \ˌek-sō-sī-ˈtō-ˌsēz\
: 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

exocytotic

play \ˌek-sō-sī-ˈtä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of exocytosis

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


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exocytosis

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

medical Definition of exocytosis

plural exocytoses play \-ˌsēz\
: 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

exocytotic

play \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

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